힘쓰다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (him, “strength, power”) + 쓰다 (sseuda, “to use or expend”). First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 힘다.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

힘쓰다 (himsseuda) (infinitive 힘써, sequential 힘쓰니)

  1. to exert oneself

ReferencesEdit

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "힘쓰다 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-06-01.
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 21:38