KoreanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?nuri
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nuli
McCune–Reischauer?nuri
Yale Romanization?nwuli

Etymology 1Edit

Learned borrowing from Middle Korean 누리〮 (nwùlí), which was already quaint by the fifteenth century. Doublet of (nwi).

NounEdit

누리 (nuri)

  1. (literary) world
    누리
    mal-gwa geur-ui nuri
    The world of "speech and writing" (languages) ― the slogan of the Korean Wiktionary
    Synonym: 세상(世上) (sesang)
Usage notesEdit
  • In recent times, the word has been used in newly coined compound words relating to the Internet, such as 누리집 (nurijip, homepage) and 누리꾼 (nurikkun, netizen), in a governmental effort to replace loanwords (외래어(外來語) (oeraeeo)) into native neologisms. This has been done by both North and South Korean governments.
  • In South Korea, its use by the general public is quite limited, and is largely restricted to the government and government regulated broadcasters. Despite the government's effort, most native speakers still use loanwords from English such as 홈페이지 (hompeiji, homepage) and 네티즌 (netijeun, netizen). The situation in North Korea is not known.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Of native Korean origin.

NounEdit

누리 (nuri)

  1. (rare) hail (balls of ice)
    Synonym: (common) 우박(雨雹) (ubak)

Etymology 3Edit

Of native Korean origin.

NounEdit

누리 (nuri)

  1. type of grasshopper

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

누리 (nuri)

  1. Stem of 누리다 (nurida, to enjoy)

Etymology 5Edit

AdjectiveEdit

누리 (nuri)

  1. Stem of 누리다 (nurida, to be foul-smelling)

Middle KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Korean 世理 (NWUri).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /nù.lí/

NounEdit

누리〮 (nwùlí)

  1. Archaic form of 뉘〯 (nwǔy, world; time, epoch, era)

Usage notesEdit

  • Rarely found in Middle Korean. Perhaps the sole attestation in a running text is from Dongdong, a highly archaic poem. A 1527 Chinese-Korean dictionary, Hunmong Jahoe, also includes the term as a gloss to a Chinese character; such dictionaries are also known for archaisms in their choice of Korean vocabulary.

DescendantsEdit

  • Korean: 누리 (nuri)