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EtymologyEdit

Literally "zither of Gaya," referring to the legendary origin of the instrument in the kingdom of Daegaya. From 가야 (伽倻, gaya, “Gaya confederacy”) + (, geum, “zither”).

PronunciationEdit


IPA(key) [ka̠ja̠ɡɯm]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR gayageum
RR (translit.) gayageum
MC kayagŭm
Yale kayakum

NounEdit

가야금 (gayageum) (hanja 伽倻琴)

 
가야금 (gayageum).
  1. A long zither with bridges and between 12 and 25 strings; used primarily in Korean traditional and classical music.

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