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EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Bullyu dugong busi eonhae (分類杜工部詩諺解 / 분류두공부시언해), 1481, as 구무 (Yale: kwumwu).

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NounEdit

구멍 ‎(gumeong)

  1. hole, aperture, opening
    벽에 구멍을 뚫다‎ ― byeoge gumeong-eul ttulta ― to drill a hole in a wall
    바지에 구멍이 났다.
    Bajie gumeong-i natda.
    [I’ve] got a hole in my trousers. [lit. "A hole appeared in my trousers."]
  2. (figuratively) defect, loophole, blind point
  3. (figuratively) loss, deficit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • 구덩이 (gudeong-i, “pit, cavity, depression”)
  • 구렁 (gureong, “hollow, cavity, pit”)
  • (gol, “cave, hollow”)
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