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First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 너무 (Yale: nèmwù), from Middle Korean 넘〯— (Yale: něm, “to surpass”, whence modern 넘다 (neomda)) + 우 (Yale: -wu, adverb-deriving suffix), but now perceived as a single morpheme.
- (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [nʌ̹mu]
- Phonetic hangul: [너무]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||neomu|
너무 • (neomu)
- (in negative contexts) too, excessively
- (in positive contexts) so, very, extremely