무릎

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

무릎 ‎(mureup)

  1. knee
    무릎까지 내려오는 스커트mureupkkaji naeryeooneun seukeoteu ― a skirt of knee length
    최근에, 그녀는 무릎을 다쳤습니다.
    Choegeune, geunyeoneun mureupeul dachyeotseumnida.
    Recently, she hurt her knees.
  2. lap

See also[edit]

  • 오금 (ogeum, “the hollow of the knee”)

Derived terms[edit]

  • 무릎 꿇다 (mureup kkulta, “to bend the knees; to kneel down; to surrender”)
  • 무릎 맞대다 (mureup matdaeda, “to make friends (literally, knee to knee)”)
  • 무릎 치다 (mureup chida, “to slap on the knee to show a great surprise”)
  • 무릎에 앉다 (mureupe anda, “to sit on another's lap”)
  • 무릎을 베다 (mureupeul beda, “to pillow the head on another's lap”)