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가마

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Of native Korean origin. Possibly cognate with (かま, kama, kiln; oven; cauldron). Compare also 감— (gam-, “to be black”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

가마 (gama)

  1. kiln; oven
    벽돌을 가마에 굽다byeokdoreul gamae gupda ― to bake bricks in a kiln
  2. cauldron
    가마 밑이 노구솥 밑을 검다 한다.
    gama michi nogusot miteul geomda handa.
    The pot calls the kettle black.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Of native Korean origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

가마 (gama)

  1. whorl of hair, vortex of hair (on the vertex of the head)
    내 머리에 가마가 하나니 둘이니?
    Nae meorie gamaga hanani durini?
    Do I have one or two hair whorls?

Derived termsEdit

  • 쌍가마 (ssanggama, “double vortexes of hair”)

Etymology 3Edit

From Japanese (かます, kamasu, straw bag), itself originally a compound of (kama, reed, straw, rushes) + (su, woven mat). Cognate with 가마니 (gamani, “sack made of straw”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

가마 (gama)

  1. sack made of straw
  2. (measure word) bag, sack
    쌀 한 가마에 십만 원 간다.
    Ssal han gamae simman won ganda.
    The market price of rice is 100,000 won a bag.

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Etymology 4Edit

Of native Korean origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

가마 (gama)

  1. palanquin
    가마를 타고 가다gamareul tago gada ― to go by palanquin
    가마를 메다gamareul meda ― to carry a palanquin on the shoulder

Derived termsEdit

  • 가마꾼 (gamakkun, “palanquin bearer”)