서리서리

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of 서리 (seori).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seoriseori
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seoliseoli
McCune–Reischauer?sŏrisŏri
Yale Romanization?seliseli

Ideophone[edit]

Ablaut/harmonic pair
Yin-form 서리서리 (seoriseori)
Yang-form 사리사리 (sarisari)

서리서리 (seoriseori)

  1. coil after coil, round and round, in a circle (in reference to wrapping a string or rope in circles)
    • 1997, 황진이 [Hwang Jini], translated by Choe Wolhee and Constantine Contogenis, Songs of the Kisaeng: Courtesan Poetry of the Last Korean Dynasty:
      춘풍(春風) 이불 아래 서리서리 넣었다가.
      Chunpung ibul arae seoriseori neo'eotdaga.
      ... [in] my quilted bed, [I] curl up the dark under broderies of spring,
  2. having the appearance of rising curls of smoke or steam