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Etymology 1[edit]


굔 ←

권 →


  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .


Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of -구먼 (-gumeon) or -구나 (-guna).

Inflectional suffix[edit]

- (-gun)

  1. expresses exclamation
    • 하, 많기도 많. 언제 려고? (Ha, mankido mankun. Eonje da haryeogo?, “Ha, impressive. I don't see you have enough time to get these all done?”)
    • 가 오는. 우산도 없는데 어째 . (Biga oneun-gun. Usando eomneunde eojjaeya hana., “It rains. With no umbrella of mine. What should I do, then?”)

Etymology 3[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters



  1. : an army, the army
  2. : a prince
  3. : a young man (often used following a name, e.g. "김 군")
  4. : county, a secondary administrative division of both North and South Korea. (IPA(key): kuːn)

(Administrative divisions of South Korea) (ri), (dong), (myeon), (eup), (gu), (gun), (si), (do)



  1. : young man, young sir



  1. : soldier
    (eumhun reading: 군사 군 (gunsa gun))
  2. : monarch
    (eumhun reading: 임금 군 (imgeum gun))
  3. : village
    (eumhun reading: 고을 군 (go-eul gun))
  4. : group
    (eumhun reading: 무리 군 (muri gun))
  5. : blockage
    (eumhun reading: 막힐 군 (makhil gun))
  6. : skirt
    (eumhun reading: 치마 군 (chima gun))