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U+B3C8, 돈
HANGUL SYLLABLE DON
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:e-h-s

[U+B3C7]
Hangul Syllables
[U+B3C9]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]





뎨 ←→ 돠

Syllable[edit]

(don)

  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 Middle Korean  (Yale: twon). Various hypotheses exist regarding the etymology beyond Middle Korean. Possibly a pre-Middle Chinese borrowing, from (OC *doːŋ, “bronze money”). This word has also been connected with 돌— (dol-, “to turn, to circulate”) and (dol, “stone”). One hypothesis explains (don) as the present indicative connective form of 돌— (dol-, “to turn, to circulate”) (literally, "the one which is turned around").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [to̞ːn]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [ː]
Revised Romanization? don
Revised Romanization (translit.)? don
McCune–Reischauer? ton
Yale Romanization? tōn

Noun[edit]

(don)

  1. money
    그 여자는 많은 영화 배우이다. 
    Geu yeojaneun don maneun yeonghwa bae-u-ida.
    She is a film star with a lot of money.
    을 안쓰고 절약하기만 하면 사회에 이 안 돌아 혈관에 피가 막히듯이 경제가 죽고 만다. 
    Doneul ansseugo jeoryakhagiman hamyeon sahoee doni an dora hyeolgwane piga makhideusi gyeongjega jukgo manda.
    If you only save money without spending it, the economy will die like a stucked blood in your veins.
Derived terms[edit]
  • 돈궤 (, don-gwe, “cash box”)
  • 돈놀이 (donnori, “money-lending”)
  • 돈독 (, dondok, “crave for money”)
  • 돈맛 (donmat, “taste, love of money”)
  • 돈벌이 (donbeori, “money-making”)
  • 돈벼락 (donbyeorak, “sudden wealth”)
  • 돈복 (, donbok, “luck in making money”)
  • 돈주머니 (donjumeoni, “purse, money bag”)
  • 돈줄 (donjul, “source of financial support”)
  • 돈지갑 (紙匣, donjigap, “purse”)
  • 돈푼 (donpun, “little money”)
  • 목돈 (mokdon, “round sum of money”)
  • 용돈 (, yongdon, “pocket money”)
  • 잔돈 (jandon, “change, small money”)
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [to̞n]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? don
Revised Romanization (translit.)? don
McCune–Reischauer? ton
Yale Romanization? ton

Noun[edit]

(don)

  1. pig
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

(don)

  1. (units of measure) A don (), a Korean unit of weight equivalent to aboutg.
    그 반지는 3 정도 한다.  ― Geu banjineun 3don jeongdo handa.The gold ring weighs about three don.
Synonyms[edit]