여름

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Possibly from Proto-Altaic *ni̯ā́ŕà (young; spring, summer) (compare Japanese (natsu, summer), Proto-Turkic *jāŕ (summer) (Turkish yaz)).[1].

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [jʌ̹ɾɯm]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR yeoreum
RR (translit.) yeoleum
MC yŏrŭm
Yale yelum

Noun[edit]

여름 (yeoreum)

  1. summer

See also[edit]

  • (, ha) (used in compounds)
Seasons in Korean · 사철 (sacheol), 사계 (sagye, “four seasons”) (layout · text)
(bom, “spring”) 여름 (yeoreum, “summer”) 가을 (ga-eul, “fall; autumn”) 겨울 (gyeoul, “winter”)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003) Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill: “*ni̯ā́ŕà”