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]


IPA(key) [t͡ɕumʌ̹ni]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR jumeoni
RR (translit.) jumeoni
MC chumŏni
Yale cwumeni

Noun[edit]

주머니 (jumeoni)

  1. bag, sack, pouch
    주머니에 넣다jumeonie neotato 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 주머니oetu jumeonicoat 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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