Last modified on 31 March 2015, at 00:09

잇몸

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of native Korean origin. From (i, “tooth”) + (-s-, “genitive case”) + (mom, “body, flesh”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

잇몸 (inmom)

  1. gum (flesh around the necks of teeth)
    이가 없으면 잇몸으로 산다.
    Iga eopseumyeon inmomeuro sanda.
    Without teeth, they live with the gum.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (i, “tooth”)
  • (ni, “tooth”) (obsolete)
  • (, chi, “tooth”)

See alsoEdit

  • 구무 (gumu, “hole, cavity”) (obsolete)
  • 시울 (siul, “edge, rim, brim”)