나라님

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

나라 (nara, country) +‎ (nim, lord).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?naranim
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nalanim
McCune–Reischauer?naranim
Yale Romanization?nalanim

NounEdit

나라님 (naranim)

  1. (dated) king; monarch

Usage notesEdit

In dynastic Korea, this entirely native word was used by commoners to refer to the monarch, while the elite generally used Sino-Korean vocabulary such as 상(上) (sang). In modern usage, it continues to have a connotation of "monarch from the commoners' perspective".

Derived termsEdit