나라

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447 as Middle Korean 나라 (nala) (connective form: 나랗 (nalah)), from Old Korean *narak according to Beckwith 2007[1] (compare Hambuk dialect 나랑 (narang)).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key)[na̠ɾa̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? nara
Revised Romanization (translit.)? nala
McCune–Reischauer? nara
Yale Romanization? nala

Noun[edit]

나라 (nara)

  1. country, nation, kingdom

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beckwith, Christopher I. (May 2007) Koguryo, the Language of Japan's Continental Relatives[1], 2nd edition, Brill, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, →ISBN, archived from the original on 26 May 2016, pages 176