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개미 (gaemi, “ants”).

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 개야미 (kayyami).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ˈke̞ːmi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? gaemi
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gaemi
McCune–Reischauer? kaemi
Yale Romanization? kāymi

NounEdit

개미 (gaemi) (counter 마리)

  1. ant
    개미처럼 부지런하다
    gaemicheoreom bujireonhada
    (metaphorical) as hardworking as an ant