The original meaning is "descendants from a common forefather" , "a group of people who have a common ancestor".
The sense of "race; nation; people" was a twentieth-century innovation inspired by the nationalistic desire for a non-Sino-Korean equivalent of the Western term "nation".
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겨레 • (gyeore)
- (archaic) kinsmen; relatives
- (literary) race; nation; people (generally referring to Koreans)
- 겨레 사랑
- gyeore sarang
- fraternity among compatriots
- 우리 겨레의 역사
- uri gyeoreui yeoksa
- history of our nation
- 말은 겨레의 얼이다.
- Mareun gyeoreui eorida.
- Language is the soul of a nation.
- 남북통일은 온 겨레의 염원이다.
- Nambuktong-ireun on gyeoreui yeomwonida.
- Unification of the North and South is the wish of the whole Korean race.
- Synonym: 민족(民族) (minjok, “nation”)
- 겨드랑이 (gyeodeurang-i, “armpit”)
- 겨를 (gyeoreul, “free time (after work)”)
- 겨루다 (gyeoruda, “to compete”)
- 겨리 (gyeori, “plough drawn by the two yoked draft animals”)
- 결 (gyeol, “vicinity, layer”)
- 곁 (gyeot, “side, vicinity”)
- 켜 (kyeo, “layer, ply”)
- 켤레 (kyeolle, “pair, conjugation”)
- 띠앗 (ttiat, “brotherhood, fraternity, fellowship”)