마흔

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 마ᅀᆞᆫ〮 (Yale: màzón).

The h consonant in the modern form is unexpected, possibly influenced by Middle Korean 셜흔 (syelhun, thirty) (modern 서른 (seoreun)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ma̠ɣɯn]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? maheun
Revised Romanization (translit.)? maheun
McCune–Reischauer? mahŭn
Yale Romanization? mahun

Numeral[edit]

마흔 (maheun)

  1. forty

Synonyms[edit]