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- (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [sʰa̠ɾa̠ŋ]
- Phonetic hangul: [사랑]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||salang|
First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean ᄉᆞ라ᇰ (Yale: sòlàng).
Probably a nativisation of the Sino-Korean term 사량 (思量, saryang, “deep thoughts, consideration; longing”). In the fifteenth century, the word more commonly meant "thought; reflection," identical to the Chinese semantics, in addition to "love".
Displaced native 괴〯다〮 (Yale: kwǒy-tá, “to love”) and ᄃᆞᆺ〯다〮 (Yale: tǒs-tá, “to love”).
사랑 • (sarang) (usually no hanja; sometimes 思郞)
- 사령 (saryeong) – dialect
- (Yukjin dialect) 사랍다 (sarapda)
Sino-Korean word from 舍廊, from 舍 (“house, dwelling”) + 廊 (“corridor, porch, veranda”).
- (historical) salon, hall (in a traditional Korean house)