임금

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 賃金, from (labor) + (money)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

임금 ‎(imgeum) ‎(hanja 賃金)

  1. wages

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 님금. May be related to Silla title for king, 이사금 (isageum), or the ancient Gojoseon title, 왐검 (wamgeom).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

임금 ‎(imgeum)

  1. king; monarch
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