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Character U+3141, ㅁ
Name HANGUL LETTER MIEUM
Block Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+3140] [U+3142]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




맿
마 ← → 먀

Syllable[edit]

‎(mae)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as  (Yale: may).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(mae)

  1. hawk
  2. (specifically) the peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus
  3. baa

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

‎(mae)

  1. whip, cane

Etymology 4[edit]

Suffix[edit]

- ‎(-mae)

  1. shape
    몸매 (mommae, “body-shape, figure”)

Etymology 5[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Determiner[edit]

‎(mae) ‎(hanja )

  1. every
    월 첫째주‎ ― mae wol cheotjjaeju ― the first week of every month
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