낮추다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Guhwang chwaryo (救荒撮要 / 구황촬요), 1554, as ᄂᆞ초다 (Yale: noch'wota). Causative form of 낮다 (natda, “to be low”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

낮추다 ‎(natchuda) ‎(infinitive 낮추어 or 낮춰, sequential 낮추니)

  1. make it lower, bring down
    높은 나무낮추고 낮은 나무높이신다. (에스겔 17:24)
    Juneun nopeun namureul natchugo najeun namureul nopisinda. (eseugel 17:24)
    The Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. (Ezekiel 17:24)
  2. to humble
    누구든지 자신높이는 낮아지고, 자신낮추는 높아질 이다. (누가복음 14:11)
    Nugudeunji jasineul nopineun ineun najajigo, jasineul natchuneun ineun nopajil geosida. (nugabogeum 14:11)
    For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 14:11)

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