이웃

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 이웆〮 (Yale: ìwúc), from Old Korean *이븢 (*ipuc).

See also Gyeongsang Middle Korean 이븟 (Yale: ipus), whence modern Gyeongsang dialect 이붓 (ibut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?iut
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ius
McCune–Reischauer?iut
Yale Romanization?iwus

Noun[edit]

이웃 (iut)

  1. neighbor (a person who lives nearby)
    가까운 이웃 사촌보다 낫다.
    Gakkaun iusi meon sachonboda natda.
    Nearby neighbors are better than distant cousins.
  2. (less common) vicinity
    공원 이웃 산다.
    Geuneun gong-won iuse sanda.
    He lives in the vicinity of the park.
    Synonyms: 근처(近處) (geuncheo), 인근(隣近) (in-geun)
  3. (chiefly attributive) neighborhood, neighbouring
    이웃 학교 방문하다
    iut hakgyoreul bangmunhada
    to visit a neighbouring school
    Synonyms: 근처(近處) (geuncheo), 인근(隣近) (in-geun)

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