주머니

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Neung-eomgyeong eonhae (楞嚴經諺解 / 능엄경언해), 1461, as Middle Korean 주머니〮 (Yale: cwùmèní).

Possibly from 쥐— (jwi-)/*주— ("to hold") (> 잡— (jap-)) + —ㅁ (-m, nominalisation suffix) + —어니 (-eoni).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jumeoni
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jumeoni
McCune–Reischauer?chumŏni
Yale Romanization?cwumeni

Noun[edit]

주머니 (jumeoni)

  1. bag, sack, pouch
    주머니 넣다
    jumeoni-e neota
    to put into a bag
    아침 시장 나갈 항상 주머니 차고 나간다.
    Geu-neun achim sijang-'e nagal ttaemyeon hangsang jumeoni-reul chago naganda.
    He always carries a bag when going to morning markets.
  2. Synonym of 호주머니 (hojumeoni, pocket)
    외투 주머니
    oetu jumeoni
    coat pocket
  3. (figuratively) someone with an abundance of something
    할머니 이야기 끊임없이 늘어놓는 이야기 주머니이시다.
    Halmeoni-neun iyagi-reul kkeunimeopsi neureononneun iyagi jumeoni-isida.
    Grandma is a raconteur [lit. story sack] and her stories never end.
  4. pouch (of a pouched animal, such as a kangaroo)

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