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EtymologyEdit

From the archaic forms 곤이 (goni) and (gon); the latter is attested in the Worin Seokbo, 1457. Probably from the Sino-Korean lexeme ( or , gon) in the sense of (, gok, “swan”).

 Symbology  Romanized  Hangul  Hanja  
Orthography goni 고니(goni)
Orthoepy, etc

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
고니

고니 ‎(goni)

  1. The tundra swan, Cygnus columbianus.
  2. (by extension) Any swan.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (gon) (obsolete)
  • 곤이 (goni) (obsolete)

SynonymsEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2007-01-07), “고니”, in 표준국어대사전[1]
  • Lee, Ju Haeng (이주행); Lee Kyu Hang (이규항), Kim Sang Jun (김상준) (2004), “고니”, in 한국어 발음사전: Korean Pronouncing Dictionary, Seoul: Jigu Publishing, ISBN 89-7006-165-7, page 72