말벌

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Korean[edit]

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말벌 (2).

Etymology[edit]

From (mal, “horse”) or (mal–, “big”) + (beol, “bee”).

Compare Chinese 馬蜂 (literally horse/big-bee) > Sino-Korean 마봉 (馬蜂, mabong), Mongolian ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ
ᠵᠥᠭᠡᠢ
(morin ǰögei) / морин зөгий (morin zögij, literally horse-bee).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ma̠ɭbʌ̹ɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? malbeol
Revised Romanization (translit.)? malbeol
McCune–Reischauer? malbŏl
Yale Romanization? malpel

Noun[edit]

말벌 (malbeol)

  1. any wasp or hornet in the family Vespidae
  2. (specifically) European hornet (Vespa crabro)

Derived terms[edit]