말ᄊᆞᆷ

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Middle Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a combination word of (mal, word, speech) + (swum, throat)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

말〯ᄊᆞᆷ (mǎlssom)

  1. (honorific) word or speech
    • (Can we date this quote?) 訓民正音諺解 (Hunminjeongeum Eonhae):
      나랏〮말〯ᄊᆞ미〮(듀ᇰ)(귁〮)에〮달아〮
      nalá-s mǎlssom-í TYUNGKWÚYK-éy talGá
      The language of the country being different from China

Descendants[edit]

  • Korean: 말씀 (malsseum)