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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




뎬 ←

돤 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR don, RRT , McCune–Reischauer ton, Yale ton)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as  (Yale: ton). Various hypotheses exist regarding the etymology beyond Middle Korean. Possibly a pre-Middle Chinese borrowing, from (OC *d͡zen, "money"). This word has also been connected with {{ko-l|[[돌다||dol-|to turn, to circulate}} and (dol, “stone”).

Noun[edit]

(don)

  1. money
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