시계

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Korean

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Etymology

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Sino-Korean word from 時計, an orthographic borrowing from Japanese 時計 (tokei)

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?sigye
Revised Romanization (translit.)?sigye
McCune–Reischauer?sigye
Yale Romanization?sikyey

Noun

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시계 (sigye) (hanja 時計)

  1. a clock, a watch, a timepiece
    시계-가 열두 -를 울림-과 동시 -는 울음소리-를 냈다고 한다.
    Sigye-ga yeoldu si-reul ullim-gwa dongsie na-neun cheot ureumsori-reul naetdago handa.
    It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.
    1869, Dickens, David Copperfield, chapter 1 (The original sentence in English)

Derived terms

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figurative

Further reading

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