First recorded in the Hunmong Jahoe, 1527, as 리어 (鯉魚). Subsequently 닝어. Includes the hanja suffix 어 (魚, , “fish”). Note that 魚 had the consonant /ŋ/ as an initial, and 잉어 is rather 이 (鯉) + ㅇ어 (魚).
- Phonetic Hangul[잉:어]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?
잉어 • (ing-eo)
- carp (fish) in general.
- The common carp, Cyprinus carpio carpio.
- National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2007-01-16), “잉어”, in 표준국어대사전
- 김, 익수; 박종영 (2002), “잉어”, in 한국의 민물고기, Seoul: Kyo-Hak Publishing, →ISBN, page 52