지름길

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 즈르ᇝ긿〮 (Yale: cùlùm-s-kílh).

지름 (jireum, substantive form of 지르다 (jireuda, to take a shortcut)) +‎ (-s-, genitive interfix; omitted from the spelling, but this causes the tense phonation of the following consonant) +‎ (gil, path; way).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jireumgil
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jileumgil
McCune–Reischauer?chirŭmkil
Yale Romanization?cilumqkil

Noun[edit]

지름길 (jireumgil)

  1. shortcut
    지름길 가다jireumgillo gadato take a shortcut