잉어

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in the Hunmong Jahoe, 1527, as 리어 (鯉魚). Subsequently 닝어. Includes the hanja suffix (,  , “fish”). Note that 魚 had the consonant /ŋ/ as an initial, and 잉어 is rather 이 (鯉) + ㅇ어 (魚).

Noun[edit]

잉어 (ing-eo) (subject 잉어가, topic 잉어는, direct object 잉어를)

  1. carp (fish) in general.
  2. The common carp, Cyprinus carpio carpio.

References[edit]

잉어
  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "잉어", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-01-16.
  • 2002, 익수 김; 박종영, “잉어”, in 한국의 민물고기, Seoul: Kyo-Hak Publishing, ISBN 89-09-07175-3, page 52: