묻다

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Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 묻다 (Yale: mwutta).

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묻다 (mutda) (infinitive 물어, sequential 물으니)

  1. to ask, to inquire
    • 말씀 좀 묻겠습니다.
      Malsseum jom mutgetseumnida.
      May I ask you something? (literally, "I will ask you something".)
    • 자세한 것은 도서관원에게 물어주시오.
      Jasehan geoseun doseogwanwonege mureojusio.
      For further information, please ask the librarian.
  2. to charge (a person with)
    • 책임을 묻다chaegimeul mutda ― to charge (a person) with irresponsibility
  3. (in negations) to care
    • 경험은 묻지 않음gyeongheomeun mutji aneum ― no experience required
    • 승패는 묻지 않는다.
      Seungpaeneun mutji anneunda.
      It doesn't matter whether we win or lose.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

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묻다 (mutda) (infinitive 묻어, sequential 묻으니)

  1. to bury
    • 시체를 묻다sichereul mutda ― to bury a corpse
    • 그녀는 내 가슴에 얼굴을 묻었다.
      Geunyeoneun nae gaseume eolgureul mudeotda.
      She buried her face against my chest.
  2. to hide
    • 그것을 나는 내 마음속에만 묻어 두었다.
      Geugeoseul naneun nae ma-eumsogeman mudeo dueotda.
      I have kept it to myself
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  • 묻히다 (muthida, “to become buried”)

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

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묻다 (mutda) (infinitive 묻어, sequential 묻으니)

  1. (intransitive) to stick, adhere
    • 네 구두에 진흙이 묻었다.
      Ne gudue jinheulgi mudeotda.
      Your shoes are muddy.
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