주머니

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Neungeomgyeong eonhae (楞嚴經諺解 / 능엄경언해), 1461, as 주머니 (Yale: cwumeni). Possibly from 쥐— (jwi-)/*주— ("to hold") (> 잡— (jap-)) + (-m, “nominalisation suffix”) + 어니 (-eoni).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

주머니 ‎(jumeoni)

  1. bag, sack, pouch
    주머니에 넣다‎ ― jumeonie neota ― to put into a bag
    그는 아침 시장에 나갈 때면 항상 주머니를 차고 나간다.
    Geuneun achim sijang-e nagal ttaemyeon hangsang jumeonireul 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
    할머니는 이야기를 끊임없이 늘어놓는 이야기 주머니이시다.
    Halmeonineun iyagireul kkeunimeopsi neureononneun iyagi jumeoniisida.
    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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