Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Korean word from 工夫, from (labour, work) + (man)


공부 (gongbu) (hanja 工夫)

  1. learning; study
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from 貢賦


공부 (gongbu) (hanja 貢賦)

  1. tribute

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Korean word from 工部

Proper nounEdit

공부 (Gongbu) (hanja 工部)

  1. (historical politics) The imperial Chinese Ministry of Works from the Tang to Qing dynasties
  2. (historical politics) the Korean ministry of Works of Goryeo Kingdom
Derived termsEdit