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U+D131, 턱
Composition: + +

Hangul Syllables

턔 ←→ 테



Revised Romanization?teok
Revised Romanization (translit.)?teog
Yale Romanization?thek

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Hunminjeong'eum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean ᄐᆞᆨ〮 (Yale: thók).



  1. chin, jaw, chops
    축구 정통으로 맞아서 음식 씹을 없다.
    Teog-e chukgugong-eul jeongtong-euro majaseo eumsig-eul ssibeul su-ga eopda.
    Since he was hit straight on the chin with a soccer ball, he can't eat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Dependent noun[edit]


  1. a cause; a reason; a possibility (used only to emphasize that no such thing exists)
    그럴 무조건 없어.
    Geureol teog-i mujogeon eopseo.
    That's categorically impossible.
    Nae-ga al teog-i itgennya?
    What on earth is the reason I should know that?

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin. From Middle Korean ᄩᅥᆨ (Yale: pthek). Onomatopoeic.


Ablaut/harmonic pair
Yin-form (teok)
Yang-form (tak)


  1. (onomatopoeia, of a large or heavy object) with a sudden, dull collision or burst
  2. (onomatopoeia) while spitting very vehemently
  3. with a sudden release or dissipation of a pent up emotion
  4. (of a person) with a sudden collapse
  5. (of shoulders, etc.) in a broadly set state
  6. (negative) suddenly being blocked, especially by an unwelcome event
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