공기

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 空氣, from (empty) + (breath)

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gonggi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gonggi
McCune–Reischauer?konggi
Yale Romanization?kongki

Noun[edit]

공기 (gonggi) (hanja 空氣)

  1. air
Related terms[edit]
  • 대기 (daegi, “atmosphere”)

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Yeogeo yuhae (譯語類解 / 역어유해), 1690, as Early Modern Korean 공긔 (Yale: kwongkuy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈko̞(ː)ŋɡi]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gonggi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gonggi
McCune–Reischauer?konggi
Yale Romanization?kōngki

Noun[edit]

공기 (gonggi).

공기 (gonggi)

  1. Gonggi, a Korean children's game similar to jacks.
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