First recorded in the Hunmong Jahoe, 1527, as "슈어."
From 秀魚. Includes the hanja suffix 어 (魚, eo, “fish”). Note that 魚 had the consonant /ŋ/ as an initial, and 숭어 is rather 수 (秀) + ㅇ어 (魚).
- Phonetic Hangul[숭:어]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?
숭어 • (sung-eo)
- The striped mullet, Mugil cephalus.
- National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2007-01-22), “숭어”, in 표준국어대사전
- 김, 익수; 박종영 (2002), “숭어”, in 한국의 민물고기, Seoul: Kyo-Hak Publishing, →ISBN, page 294