구리

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Chemical element
Cu
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First attested in the Hunminjeong'eum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean 구리〮 (Yale: kwùlí).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?guri
Revised Romanization (translit.)?guli
McCune–Reischauer?kuri
Yale Romanization?kwuli
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 리의 / 리에 / 리까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the first syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

구리 (guri)

  1. copper
    Synonym: 동(銅) (dong)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Noun[edit]

구리 (guri)

  1. Short for 구렁이 (gureong'i, large snake).