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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




쟨 ←

젠 →

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 jeon-ebefore going home
    • 두시 15 분 ‎ ― dusi 15 bun jeon-e ― 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]

‎(jeon) ‎(hanja )

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

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

‎(jeon) ‎(hanja )

  1. a jun, a coin worth 1/100th of a won

Etymology 4[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

‎(jeon) ‎(hanja )

  1. celebration; ceremony

Etymology 5[edit]

Sino-Korean word from ‎(field, arable land, cultivated)

Noun[edit]

‎(jeon) ‎(hanja )

  1. a cultivated patch of land

Etymology 6[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

‎(jeon) ‎(hanja )

  1. whole, entire
    • jeonguk
      the whole country

Etymology 7[edit]

Abbreviation of (jeo, “I”) + topic marker (neun)

Abbreviation[edit]

‎(jeon)

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

Etymology 8[edit]

From 절다 (jeolda, “to become salted”);

Verb[edit]

‎(jeon)

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