Korea

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See also: korea and Kórea

English[edit]

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Location of Korea

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Etymology[edit]

First attested as Core in the 1598 English translation of the 1596 Itinerario of Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, from the original Dutch Core, itself from Portuguese according to van Linschoten's account.

Ultimately a sixteenth-century borrowing by Europeans from Chinese—perhaps specifically Mandarin 高麗高丽 (Gāolí)—after Sino-Korean 고려(高麗) (Goryeo), which was Korea's official name between 918 and 1394 and continued to be commonly used by Chinese people to refer to the country for centuries thereafter. This was itself a shortening of 高句麗高句丽 (“Goguryeo”), an ancient Korean kingdom in the first millennium. Doublet of Goryeo, from Korean.

The earliest form in Europe was probably William of Rubruck's Medieval Latin Caule, but this is not ancestral to the modern European names.

Some Korean authors claim an Arabic intermediary instead, but the actual medieval Arabic word for Korea was generally a variant of السيلى(al-sīlā, see also Silla).

The spelling Corea was more common in Early Modern English.

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Korea (countable and uncountable, plural Koreas)

  1. A nation in East Asia. Since World War II, Korea has been divided into two sovereign states, commonly called South Korea and North Korea in the US, or Korea and North Korea in the UK.
  2. (informal) The Republic of Korea (South Korea).
  3. (informal) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
  4. (informal) The Korean Peninsula.

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Czech[edit]

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Korea f

  1. Korea

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkoːˈreː.aː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ko‧rea

Proper noun[edit]

Korea n

  1. Korea

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Faroese[edit]

Faroese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Korea

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

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Korea n

  1. Korea

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Korea
Accusative Korea
Dative Korea
Genitive Korea

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo)

Noun[edit]

Korea

  1. Korea (ancient country)
  2. Korea (either of the two current Korean states)
  3. Korea (Korean peninsula)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Plural may be used of North and South Korea collectively.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Korea (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Korea Koreat
genitive Korean Koreoiden
Koreoitten
partitive Koreaa Koreoita
illative Koreaan Koreoihin
singular plural
nominative Korea Koreat
accusative nom. Korea Koreat
gen. Korean
genitive Korean Koreoiden
Koreoitten
Koreainrare
partitive Koreaa Koreoita
inessive Koreassa Koreoissa
elative Koreasta Koreoista
illative Koreaan Koreoihin
adessive Korealla Koreoilla
ablative Korealta Koreoilta
allative Korealle Koreoille
essive Koreana Koreoina
translative Koreaksi Koreoiksi
instructive Koreoin
abessive Koreatta Koreoitta
comitative Koreoineen
Possessive forms of Korea (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Koreani Koreamme
2nd person Koreasi Koreanne
3rd person Koreansa

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  • korea (senses beautiful or chorea)

German[edit]

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Korea n (genitive Koreas, plural Korea)

  1. Korea

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkorɛɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ko‧rea
  • Rhymes:

Proper noun[edit]

Korea

  1. Korea (ancient country)
  2. Korea (either of the two current Korean states)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Korea
accusative Koreát
dative Koreának
instrumental Koreával
causal-final Koreáért
translative Koreává
terminative Koreáig
essive-formal Koreaként
essive-modal
inessive Koreában
superessive Koreán
adessive Koreánál
illative Koreába
sublative Koreára
allative Koreához
elative Koreából
delative Koreáról
ablative Koreától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Koreáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Koreáéi
Possessive forms of Korea
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Koreám
2nd person sing. Koreád
3rd person sing. Koreája
1st person plural Koreánk
2nd person plural Koreátok
3rd person plural Koreájuk

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(Compound words):


Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Malay Korea, ultimately from Sino-Korean 고려 (高麗, Goryeo).

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Korea

  1. Korea

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo)

Proper noun[edit]

Korea

  1. Korea (region and former country in East Asia, now divided into North Korea and South Korea)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo)

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Korea

  1. Korea (region and former country in East Asia, now divided into North Korea and South Korea)

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Polish[edit]

Map of Korea

Etymology[edit]

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo)

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Korea f

  1. (historical) Korea (an ancient country in East Asia)
  2. (informal) Korea (an informal name for the South Korea or North Korea)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Korea in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Korea in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Korea

  1. Korea

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo)

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Proper noun[edit]

Korea n (genitive Koreas)

  1. Korea

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