맑다

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First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as ᄆᆞᆰ다 (Yale: molk.ta).

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맑다 ‎(makda) ‎(infinitive 맑아, sequential 맑으니)

  1. (air, water, material) to be clear, clean, fresh, pure, limpid, transparent
    물이 너무 맑으면 물고기가 못산다.
    Muri neomu malgeumyeon mulgogiga motsanda.
    Too clear waters breed and feed no fish.
  2. (sky, weather) to be clear, fine, sunny
  3. (sound, voice) to be clear, cheerful
  4. (consciousness) to be clear, refreshed
  5. (mind, spirit) to be clear, pure, virtuous, noble

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  • (mul, “water”)
  • 묽다 (mukda, “to be watery”)
  • 맑다 (makda, “to be clear”)
  • (bul, “fire”)
  • 붉다 (bukda, “to be red”)
  • 밝다 (bakda, “to be bright”)