Korean edit

Etymology edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 구무 (Yale: kwùmwù), from pre-Middle Korean <*kwùmùk>.[1] Cognate with Modern Korean 구멍 (gumeong, “hole”).

Noun edit

구무 (gumu)

  1. Gyeongsang form of 구멍 (gumeong, hole, hollow, cavity)

References edit

  1. ^ Lee, Ki-Moon; Ramsey, S. Robert (2011) A History of the Korean Language, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 147

Middle Korean edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

구무 (kwùmwù) (locative 굼긔〮 (kwùmk-úy))

  1. hole

Descendants edit

  • Korean: 구무 (gumu)