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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

Derived termsEdit

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