어머니

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yeombul bogwonmun (念佛普勸文 / 염불보권문), 1776, as Modern Korean 어마니 (eomani).

From 어미 (eomi, mother) +‎ (-a, vocative particle) +‎ —님 (-nim, honorific marker).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ʌ̹mʌ̹ni]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangul: []
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?eomeoni
Revised Romanization (translit.)?eomeoni
McCune–Reischauer?ŏmŏni
Yale Romanization?emeni

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 어머니의 / 어머니에 / 어머니까지

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch on the first two syllables, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

어머니 (eomeoni)

  1. mother

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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: オモニ (omoni)
  • Mandarin: 阿媽妮阿妈妮 (āmānī)

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