날개

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as ᄂᆞᆯ개 (Yale: nolkay). Also recorded from the same source, ᄂᆞᆯ애 (nol-ay). A compound of ᄂᆞᆯ— (nol-, “to fly”) (Modern 날— (nal-, “to fly”)) + (-gae, “inanimate agent suffix”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

날개 ‎(nalgae)

  1. wing (of a bird, aeroplane etc)
    잠자리의 날개는 두 짝이다.
    Jamjariui nalgaeneun du jjagida.
    Dragonflies have two pairs of wings.