구름

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구름.

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as 구룸 (Yale: kwulwum). From 구을— (gueul-), 굴— (gul-, “to roll”) (> modern 구르— (gureu-)) + (-um). Compare the derivation of Chinese (OC *ɢun, “cloud”).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [kuɾɯm]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR gureum
RR (translit.) guleum
MC kurŭm
Yale kwulum

Noun[edit]

구름 (gureum)

  1. cloud
    구름 개다gureum gaeda(of clouds) to be cleared
    구름 끼다gureum kkidato be clouded
    구름 덮이다gureum deopidato be covered with clouds
    구름 잡다gureum japdato be as fantastic as "to catch the cloud"
  2. verbal noun of 구르다 (gureuda)

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