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See also: 못하다 and
U+BABB, 못
HANGUL SYLLABLE MOS
Composition: + +

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



몿
몌 ←→ 뫄

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, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?mot
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mos
McCune–Reischauer?mot
Yale Romanization?mōs

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]