매듭

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as ᄆᆡᄃᆞᆸ (Yale: moydop). Related to 맺다 (maetda, “to tie”).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [mɛ̝dɯp̚]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR maedeup
RR (translit.) maedeub
MC maedŭp
Yale maytup

Noun[edit]

매듭 (maedeup)

  1. knot, tie
    매듭이 풀렸다maedeupi pullyeotdaThe knot came untied
  2. conclusion, end

Derived terms[edit]

  • 매듭짓다 (maedeupjitda, “to conclude, put an end to”)

Synonyms[edit]