여우

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeou
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeou
McCune–Reischauer?yŏu
Yale Romanization?yewu

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Korean 여ᅀᆞ (yèzò). First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as a connective form 여ᇫㅇ (Yale: yèzG-).

Presumed classical word stem *jɔzɦ or *jɔzɣ still have influence on some dialects (compare dialectal forms 여수 (yeosu), 여시 (yeosi), 여끼 (yeokki), (yeong), 영끼 (yeongkki), etc.).[1]

Noun[edit]

여우 (yeou) (counter 마리)

  1. fox, vixen
  2. (by extension) a cunning and deceptive person
  3. (by extension, endearing) a sly young girl
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 女優.

Noun[edit]

South Korean
Standard Language
여우(女優) (yeou)
North Korean
Standard Language
녀우(女優) (nyeou)

여우 (yeou) (hanja 女優)

  1. actress (female actor)
    Synonym: 여배우(女俳優) (yeobae-u)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rei Fukui (2017-03-28) 小倉進平『朝鮮語方言の研究』所載資料による言語地図とその解釈―第1集[1], 東京大学人文社会系研究科 韓国朝鮮文化研究室, page 105-108