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U+C148, 셈
HANGUL SYLLABLE SEM
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:t-p-a

[U+C147]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C149]




서 ←→ 셔

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 혬〯 (Yale: hyěym). Originally the gerund form of 세다 (seda, “to count”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [sʰe̞(ː)m]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?sem
Revised Romanization (translit.)?sem
McCune–Reischauer?sem
Yale Romanization?sēym

Noun[edit]

(sem)

  1. counting
  2. situation; circumstances

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(sem)

  1. Hwanghae form of (him, strength; power)