마름

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Korean[edit]

Water chestnut at Yongjusa temple in Hwaseong.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ma̠ɾɯm]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? mareum
Revised Romanization (translit.)? maleum
McCune–Reischauer? marŭm
Yale Romanization? malum

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Neung-eomgyeong eonhae (楞嚴經諺解 / 능엄경언해), 1461, as Middle Korean 말왐 (Yale: malWam).
From (mal, “horse”) + (bam, “chestnut”).

Compare also Gyeongsang 말밤 (malbam).

Noun[edit]

마름 (mareum)

  1. water chestnut, water caltrop (Trapa japonica)

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Martin, Samuel E.; Yang Ha Lee; Sung-Un Chang (1975) A Korean-English Dictionary, New Haven: Yale University Press, page 562.