숭어

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in the Hunmong Jahoe, 1527, as "슈어." From 秀魚. Includes the hanja suffix (, eo, “fish”). Note that 魚 had the consonant /ŋ/ as an initial, and 숭어 is rather 수 (秀) + ㅇ어 (魚).

Noun[edit]

숭어 ‎(sung-eo)

  1. The striped mullet, Mugil cephalus.

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References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), “숭어”, 표준국어대사전[1], retrieved 2007-01-22
  • 2002, 익수 김; 박종영, “숭어”, in 한국의 민물고기, Seoul: Kyo-Hak Publishing, ISBN 89-09-07175-3, page 294: