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KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as  (Yale: stwong).

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NounEdit

(ttong)

  1. faeces, excrements, dung
    을 누다ttong-eul nuda ― to defecate
    을 싸다ttong-eul ssada ― to defecate
    갑자기 이 마렵다.
    Gapjagi ttong-i maryeopda.
    I suddenly feel like going to stool.
    묻은 개가 겨 묻은 개 나무란다.
    ttong mudeun gaega gyeo mudeun gae namuranda.
    [Idiom] A dog with faeces scolds a dog with husks of grain. / The pot calls the kettle black.
  2. dregs, scum (after melting metalware)
  3. ink residue (on the inkstone)

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