물고기

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Gugeupganibang eonhae (救急簡易方諺解 / 구급간이방언해), 1489, as Middle Korean 믌〮고기〮 (Yale: múl-s kwòkí).

(mul, water) +‎ (-s-, genitive interfix; omitted from the spelling, but this causes the tense phonation of the following consonant) +‎ 고기 (gogi, fish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?mulgogi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mulgogi
McCune–Reischauer?mulkogi
Yale Romanization?mul.qkoki

Noun[edit]

물고기 (mulgogi)

  1. fish (as living animals)
    Synonyms: 고기 (gogi), (formal) 어류(魚類) (eoryu)

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Fish" as meat/food is not called 물고기 (mulgogi), but 생선 (生鮮, saengseon).

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