KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 글ᄫᅡᆯ (Yale: kulWal).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?geurwol
Revised Romanization (translit.)?geul'wol
McCune–Reischauer?kŭrwŏl
Yale Romanization?kul.wel

NounEdit

글월 (geurwol)

  1. text
  2. letter
    Synonym: 편지(便紙) (pyeonji)
  3. (archaic) contract

Derived termsEdit

  • 밑글월 (mitgeurwol, “original (of a document)”)
  • 말글월 (malgeurwol, “a contract for buying a horse”)
  • 다짐글월 (dajimgeurwol, “written oath”)