U+B0AF, 낯
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끼 ←→ 내

KoreanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (nat) (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄂᆞᆾ (Yale: nòch). In Seoul Korean, largely displaced by 얼굴 (eolgul), which originally meant "appearance" in general but narrowed to "face" in the eighteenth century.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?nat
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nach
McCune–Reischauer?nat
Yale Romanization?nach

NounEdit

(nat)

  1. (less common or dialectal) face; countenance
    씪었나? (Gyeongsang dialect, Changwon)
    Neu nat ssikkeonna?
    Did you wash your face?
    웃는 뱉다
    unneun nach-e chim-eul baetda
    to spit on a laughing face
    Synonym: (more common) 얼굴 (eolgul)
  2. (uncommon) honour; face
    선비 자식으로 어디 내놓아 깎일 없을 이었다.
    Seonbi-ui jip jasig-euro eodi naenoa-do natkkakkil il eopseul nom-ieotda.
    Being a man of scholar family, he was never to lose his honor anywhere.
    Synonym: (more common) 체면(體面) (chemyeon)

Derived termsEdit