고양이

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고양이 (goyang-i)

Etymology[edit]

From older (goe)(Pronounced like 고이(koi) at 15c) + obsolete suffix -앙이(small things). First recorded in 1690, and became popular at the late 19th century.

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고양이 ‎(goyang-i) ‎(counter 마리)

  1. cat
    조용한 고양이가 쥐를 잡는다.
    Joyonghan goyang-i-ga jwi-reul jamneunda.
    The quiet cat catches the mouse. (proverb)

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