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U+BA54, 메
HANGUL SYLLABLE ME
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input: a-p

[U+BA53]
Hangul Syllables
[U+BA55]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]





머 ← → 며

Syllable[edit]

(me)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as  (Yale: mwoyh). From (moe), possibly the same root as 마루 (maru) and 마당 (madang).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [me̞]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR me
RR (translit.) me
MC me
Yale mey

Noun[edit]

(me)

  1. mountain, hill
  2. field, meadow (assumed from (moe)) (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  3. bindweed
    Synonyms: 메꽃 (mekkot)

Prefix[edit]

(me)

  1. of the mountains; thus "wild"
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in the Sohak eonhae (小學諺解 / 소학언해), 1585, as  (Yale: mwoy).

Noun[edit]

(me)

  1. a sacrificial offering of cooked rice
  2. cooked rice
Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2006-12-30), “”, in 표준국어대사전[1]
  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2006-12-30), “”, in 표준국어대사전[2]
  • Seo Jeong-beom (서정범) (2000), “뫼”, in 國語語原辭典, Seoul: Bogosa Books, pages 262-263