기니

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English Guinea or French Guinée.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?Gini
Revised Romanization (translit.)?Gini
McCune–Reischauer?Kini
Yale Romanization?Kini

Proper noun[edit]

기니 (Gini)

  1. Guinea

Etymology 2[edit]

From 길다 (gilda, “to be long”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈki(ː)ni]
  • 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?gini
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gini
McCune–Reischauer?kini
Yale Romanization?kīni

Adjective[edit]

기니 (gini) (sequential of 길다)

  1. Sequential form of 길다 (gilda, “to be long”), thus often "as a consequence of being long" or "so long that."