고갱이

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Gugeopganibang eonhae (救急簡易方諺解 / 구급간이방언해), 1489, as 고ᄀᆡ야ᇰ (Yale: kwokoyyang).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

고갱이 (gogaeng-i)

  1. The pith of a stem
  2. (by extension) The core of a matter