목숨

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 목숨 (Yale: mwokswum). Possibly from (mok, “neck”) + (sum, “breath”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mo̞ks͈um/
  • Phonetic hangeul:
  • Romanizations: RR (transcription): moksumRR (transliteration): mogsumMC: moksumYale: mokqswum

Noun[edit]

목숨 (moksum)

  1. life