저녁

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Samgang haengsildo (三綱行實圖 / 삼강행실도), 1511, as Middle Korean 져녁 (cyenyek). Also attested as 뎌녁 (dyenyek), 저녁 (cenyek).

Evidently a compound with (nyeok, “around the time of”) as its second component; the first part may be 져물— (jyeomul-, “to get dark”) (> modern 저물— (jeomul-)), 지— (ji-, “(of the sun) to set”), or (dyeo, “that”) (> modern (jeo)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[t͡ɕʌ̹ɲjʌ̹k̚]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? jeonyeok
Revised Romanization (translit.)? jeonyeog
McCune–Reischauer? chŏnyŏk
Yale Romanization? cenyek

Noun[edit]

저녁 (jeonyeok)

  1. evening
    저녁 일곱 시에jeonyeok ilgop sieat seven p.m. (lit. "in the evening")
  2. evening meal; supper; dinner

Antonyms[edit]

  • (evening meal): 아침 (achim, “breakfast”)

Holonyms[edit]

  • (evening): 오후 (ohu, “p.m.”)

See also[edit]

  • (evening): 아침 (achim, “morning”), (nat, “daytime”), 오후 (ohu, “afternoon”), (bam, “night”)