ChineseEdit

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(旮旯)

Glyph originEdit

Derived from two different stacking patterns of (“sun”) and (“nine”), with unclear connotations.

EtymologyEdit

Possibly a dialectally-preserved disyllabic form of (OC *kroːɡ, *ɡ·roːɡ, “corner; horn”). Unattested in Old Chinese or Middle Chinese literatures, and its usage seems rather recent.

Cognate with 角落 (OC *kroːg g·raːg, “corner”), an emphatic form of .

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

旮旯 (dialectal Mandarin)

  1. corner
  2. remote or narrow place
  3. place

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