상아

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tusks of elephants

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 象牙, from (elephant) + (tooth, ivory, tusk)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[sʰa̠ŋa̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? sang-a
Revised Romanization (translit.)? sang-a
McCune–Reischauer? sanga
Yale Romanization? sang.a

Noun[edit]

상아 (sang-a)

  1. an ivory, or tusk of elephants.

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  1. ^ It is said that the tusk of wild boars for example is an outgrowth of the incisor whereas that of elephants in particular of the front tooth.