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U+C804, 전
HANGUL SYLLABLE JEON
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:w-j-s

[U+C803]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C805]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]





쟤 ←→ 제

Syllable[edit]

(jeon)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (in front, forward, preceding)

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. front
  2. (time) before
    • 집에 가기  
      jibe gagi jeone
      before going home
    • 두시 15 분  
      dusi 15 bun jeone
      at a quarter to two (literally, "at 15 minutes before two o'clock")
    • 에는 그를 봤었다. 그러나 그 이후로는 그를 보지 않았다. 
      Jeoneneun geureul bwasseotda. Geureona geu ihuroneun geureul boji anatda.
      I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.

Prefix[edit]

전— (jeon-) (hanja )

  1. ex-; previous
    • 대통령 
      jeon daetongnyeong
      ex-president

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (law, canon; documentation; classic, scripture)

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. celebration; ceremony

Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (to pan fry)

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. jeon, a friedfilled pancake-like food eaten in Korea

Etymology 5[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (field, arable land, cultivated) First attested in the "Gyerim Yusa" 계림유사 (gyerimyusa), 1103, as (tián) (dyeon)

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. a cultivated patch of land

Proper noun[edit]

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(Jeon) (hanja )

First attested in the Joya gimun (朝野記聞 / 조야기문), 1684, as Middle Korean  (Yale: tyen).

Also attested in the Yeosaseo eonhae (女四書諺解 / 여사서언해), 1736, as Middle Korean  (Yale: tyen).

Also attested in the Joya hoetong (朝野會通 / 조야회통), 18th century, as Middle Korean  (Yale: tyen).

Also attested in the Imhwa jeongyeon (林花鄭延 / 임화정연), 18th century, as Middle Korean  (Yale: tyen).

Also attested in the Jeonu chijeon (田寓治傳 / 전우치전), 1962, as Modern Korean (dyeon).

  1. A surname​, commonly transliterated as Jeon, Jun and Chun.

Etymology 6[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (lightning, electricity)

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. electricity

Etymology 7[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (maintain, keep whole or intact; all, everything)

Proper noun[edit]

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(Jeon) (hanja )

First attested in the Joya gimun (朝野記聞 / 조야기문), 1684, as Middle Korean  (Yale: cyen).

Also attested in the Yeosaseo eonhae (女四書諺解 / 여사서언해), 1736, as Middle Korean  (Yale: cyen).

Also attested in the Joya hoetong (朝野會通 / 조야회통), 18th century, as Middle Korean  (Yale: cyen).

Also attested in the Imhwa jeongyeon (林花鄭延 / 임화정연), 18th century, as Middle Korean  (Yale: cyen).

Also attested in the Dongnip sinmun (獨立新聞 / 독립신문), 1896, as Modern Korean (jyeon).

  1. A surname​, commonly transliterated as Jeon, Jun and Chun.

Prefix[edit]

전— (jeon-) (hanja )

  1. whole, entire
    • jeonguk
      the whole country

Etymology 8[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (money, currency, coins)

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. a jun, a coin worth one hundredth of a won

Proper noun[edit]

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(Jeon) (hanja )

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Worin cheongangjigok (月印千江之曲 / 월인천강지곡), 1449, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Seonjong yeonggajip eonhae (禪宗永嘉集諺解 / 선종영가집언해), 1456, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Myobeopyeonhwagyeong eonhae (妙法蓮華經諺解 / 묘법연화경언해), 1463, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Samgang haengsildo (三綱行實圖 / 삼강행실도), 1511, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Beonyeok baktongsa (飜譯朴通事 / 번역박통사), before 1517, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Beonyeok nogeoldae (飜譯老乞大 / 번역노걸대), 1517, as Middle Korean  (Yale: chyen).

Also attested in the Hanbul jajeon (韓佛字轉 / 한불자전), 1880, as Modern Korean (jyeon).

  1. A surname​, commonly transliterated as Jeon, Jun and Chun.

Etymology 9[edit]

Contraction of (jeoneun).

Pronoun[edit]

(jeon)

  1. I (as the topic of the sentence); as for me

Etymology 10[edit]

From 절다 (jeolda, “to become salted”);

Verb[edit]

(jeon)

  1. Past determiner of 절다 (jeolda, “to become salted”); salted