Sino-Korean

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sino- +‎ Korean.

Adjective[edit]

Sino-Korean (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining both to China and to Korea; being both Chinese and Korean.
    the state of Sino-Korean relations
  2. (specifically, linguistics, of a Korean word) Etymologically borrowed or otherwise derived from an eighth-century dialect of Middle Chinese which greatly influenced the Korean language.
    Until the fifteenth century, Koreans had a native word for the numeral "hundred", but it has since been replaced by a Sino-Korean word.

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Noun[edit]

Sino-Korean (uncountable)

  1. The elements in the Korean language derived from the said dialect of Middle Chinese:
    1. The Korean vocabulary borrowed or otherwise derived from the said dialect.
    2. The distinctive Korean pronunciation of Chinese characters, which is an adaptation of the pronunciation of the said dialect into Korean phonology.

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