KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Korean word from 公安, from (public) + (safety).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gong-an
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gong-an
McCune–Reischauer?kongan
Yale Romanization?kong.an

NounEdit

공안 (gong-an) (hanja 公安)

  1. the police in certain countries or historical contexts, today most commonly the police forces of the People's Republic of China or of Vietnam
    중국 공안에게 마약 밀매 혐의 체포되었다.
    Jungguk gong-anege mayak milmae hyeomuiro chepodoeeotda.
    He was arrested by the Chinese police for drug smuggling charges.
    Synonym: 경찰(警察) (gyeongchal, outside China)
  2. public safety
    Synonym: 치안(治安) (chian, more common)

Proper nounEdit

공안 (Gong-an) (hanja 公安)

  1. Gong'an (a county of Jingzhou, Hubei, China)

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from 公案.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gong-an
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gong-an
McCune–Reischauer?kongan
Yale Romanization?kong.an

NounEdit

공안 (gong-an) (hanja 公案)

  1. (Buddhism) Synonym of 화두(話頭) (hwadu, koan).