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Etymology edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 가지〮다〮 (Yale: kàcí-tá). Possibly borrowed from Manchu ᡤᠠᠵᡳᠮᠪᡳ (gajimbi, to bring).

Pronunciation edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ka̠d͡ʑida̠]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangul: []
Revised Romanization?gajida
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gajida
Yale Romanization?kacita

Verb edit

가지다 (gajida) (infinitive 가져 or 가지어, sequential 가지니)

  1. to have, to possess
    세계지도 가지고 있지?
    Wae segyejido-reul gajigo itji?
    Why do you have a map of the world?
    Original English texts from 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
  2. to hold or bear a specific attitude or idea
  3. to bear or conceive a child
  4. to hold (organize (an event or meeting))
    모임 가지다moim-eul gajidato hold a meeting / gathering

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