옳다

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 옳다 (Yale: wolhta). Compared with Mongolian ᠣᠷᠤᠲᠠᠢ ‎(orutai, right, true), Manchu urušembi ‎(right; true; correct; reasonable; to agree; to permit), Nivkh urha- ‎(good), Tamil உள் ‎(uḷ, to be, to have) > உள்ள ‎(uḷḷa, real, true) by Gang (2010). The h in the stem may be from 하— (ha-, “to do”), akin to 많— (man-, “many”).

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옳다 ‎(olta) ‎(infinitive 옳아, sequential 옳으니)

  1. to be right, true, correct
    옳은 일을 하다‎ ― oreun ireul hada ― to do the right thing

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옳다 ‎(olta)

  1. all right; OK
    옳다, 이제 알았다.
    Olta, ije aratda.
    OK, now I get it.