날개

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean ᄂᆞᆯ〮개 (Yale: nólkày), ᄂᆞᆯ〮애 (Yale: nólGày).

A compound of ᄂᆞᆯ— (Yale: nol-, “to fly”) (Modern 날— (nal-, to fly)) + (Yale: -kay, inanimate agent suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?nalgae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nalgae
McCune–Reischauer?nalgae
Yale Romanization?nalkay
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 날개의 / 날개에 / 날개까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch on both syllables, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

날개 (nalgae)

  1. wing (of a bird, insect, etc.)
    잠자리 날개 이다.Jamjariui nalgaeneun du jjagida.Dragonflies have two pairs of wings.
  2. wing (of an aeroplane); airfoil
  3. blade (of a fan)