지키다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin cheongangjigok (月印千江之曲 / 월인천강지곡), 1449, as 딕ᄒᆞ다 (Yale: tikhota).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

지키다 ‎(jikida) ‎(infinitive 지켜 or 지키어, sequential 지키니)

  1. to protect or defend
  2. to watch over
  3. to keep to or abide by
    침묵을 지키다‎ ― chimmugeul jikida ― to preserve silence

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