점잖다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Original form in modern Korean orthography was "젊지 않다"(jeolmji anta, Literally "be not young"). It appeared as "졈디 아니하다"(jeomdi anihada).

  • History of Change : 졈디 아니다 → 졈지 아니다 → 졈지 않다 → 졈잖다 → 점잖다

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ˈt͡ɕɘːmd͡ʑa̠ntʰa̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? jeomjanta
Revised Romanization (translit.)? jeomjanhda
McCune–Reischauer? chŏmjant'a
Yale Romanization? cēmcanhta

Adjective[edit]

점잖다 (jeomjanta) (infinitive 점잖아, sequential 점잖으니)

  1. (to be) well behaved, dignified

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • (noun, used in some idioms) 점잔 (jeomjan)

References[edit]

홍윤표, Etymology of '점잖다', 새국어소식, August 2003