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Korean[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]




즬 ←

짤 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR jil, RRT , McCune–Reischauer chil, Yale cil)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“substance; quality”)

Noun[edit]

‎(jil) ‎(hanja )

  1. quality
    품질 (品質, pumjil, “quality”)
  2. nature, disposition
See also[edit]
  • (, yang, “quantity”)

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“vagina”)

Noun[edit]

‎(jil) ‎(hanja )

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Etymology 4[edit]

Possibly from 짓— (jit-, “to make, to build”) / 지— (ji-, “to become, to grow, to form”) + (-l/r, “prospective suffix”). Compare (jit, “act, deed”).

Suffix[edit]

‎(jil)

  1. A depreciative noun-forming suffix attached to nouns.
    선생질 (先生, seonsaengjil, “(depreciative) being a teacher”), 첩질 (, cheopjil, “concubinage”), 손가락질 (son-garakjil, “pointing fingers”), 서방질 (書房, seobangjil, “cuckolding”)
  2. A nominalisation suffix attached to nouns, verbs or adjectives. The act of doing ...
    톱질 (topjil, “sawing”), 망치질 (mangchijil, “hammering”), 대패질 (daepaejil, “planing”), 부채질 (buchaejil, “fanning”), 바느질 (baneujil, “sewing”)

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(jil)

  1. Dialectal form of (gil, “domestication, tameness”).

Etymology 6[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“folding case, wrapper”)

Noun[edit]

‎(jil) ‎(hanja )

  1. folding case, wrapper (for books)
  2. Classifier for a set of books. volume

Etymology 7[edit]

Verb form[edit]

‎(jil)

  1. Combined form of suffix (-ji) with (, “prospective suffix”).

Etymology 8[edit]

Possibly from 질다 (jilda, “soft, watery”)

Noun[edit]

‎(jil)

  1. potter's clay; unglazed clay
Derived terms[edit]
  • 기와 (giwa, “roofing tile”)
  • 질그릇 (jilgeureut, “pottery, earthenware”)

Etymology 9[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“official ranks; official salaries”)

Noun[edit]

‎(jil) ‎(hanja )

  1. (historical) official ranks; official salaries

Etymology 10[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(jil)

  1. A synonym of 간장 (, ganjang, “soy sauce”) in the secret language of the ginseng diggers.

Etymology 11[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(jil)

  1. Jeju dialect for 기지개 (gijigae, “a stretch; streching one's back”).

Etymology 12[edit]

Verb[edit]

‎(jil)

  1. Stem of 질다 (jilda, “soft, slushy”).

Etymology 13[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable[edit]

(jil)

  1. : quality
    (eumhun reading: ‎( jil))
  2. : disease; quick
    (eumhun reading: ‎( jil))
  3. : order, rank
    (eumhun reading: ‎( jil))
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