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See also: 못하다 and
U+BABB, 못
HANGUL SYLLABLE MOS
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:a-h-t

[U+BABA]
Hangul Syllables
[U+BABC]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean 몯〮 (Yale: mwót).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?mot
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mos
McCune–Reischauer?mot
Yale Romanization?mos

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 에 /

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.

Noun[edit]

(mot)

  1. nail; peg; spike
  2. callosity; callus; corn

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean 못〮 (Yale: mwós).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?mot
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mos
McCune–Reischauer?mot
Yale Romanization?mos

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 에 /

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.

Noun[edit]

(mot)

  1. pond
    Synonym: 연못 (yeonmot)
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Korean 몯〯 (mwǒt), from Old Korean 毛冬 (*mwotol).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [mo̞(ː)t̚]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?mot
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mos
McCune–Reischauer?mot
Yale Romanization?mōs

Note that the adverb is underlying /moːt/ despite the orthography, which implies the erroneous */moːs/.

Adverb[edit]

(mot)

  1. cannot
    오늘 .
    Na oneul mot ga.
    I can't go today.
  2. (by extension) poorly
    이렇게 그림 그려?
    Wae ireoke geurim mot geuryeo?
    Why do you draw so poorly?
    Antonym: (jal, well)
Derived terms[edit]