얼음

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 얼— (eol-, “to freeze”) and (-eum, “nominalisation suffix”). First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as 어름 (Yale: elum).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ʌ̹ɾɯm]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR eoreum
RR (translit.) eol-eum
MC ŏrŭm
Yale el.um

Noun[edit]

얼음 (eoreum)

  1. ice