아귀

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of native Korean origin..

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아귀 (agwi)

  1. angle, corner, junction
  2. side slit (in raincoat), placket (in skirt)
  3. commissure of seed (through which the plumule comes up)
  4. (an archer's bow's) curved-in part

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Probably cognate to 아가리 (agari, “mouth, muzzle”), 아가미 (agami, “gill of a fish”), 아궁이 (agung-i, “fuel hole”), etc.

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아귀 (agwi)

  1. (obsolete) mouth
  2. (figuratively) eloquence, boldness in words

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Perhaps so called from the remarkably big mouth (see #Etymology 2). Compare Japanese 鮟鱇 (ankō, anglerfish, monkfish).

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아귀 (agwi)

  1. monkfish
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Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 餓鬼, from  (“to be hungry, to starve”) and (“devil, ghost”) .

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아귀 (agwi) (hanja 餓鬼)

  1. (Buddhism) preta; starving ghost; a famished devil
  2. (figuratively) a greedy person