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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[]
Revised Romanization? gayageum
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gayageum
McCune–Reischauer? kayagŭm
Yale Romanization? 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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