KoreanEdit

 
Water chestnut at Yongjusa temple in Hwaseong.

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Neung-eomgyeong eonhae (楞嚴經諺解 / 능엄경언해), 1461, as Middle Korean 말왐 (Yale: malWam).
From (mal, “horse”) + (bam, “chestnut”).

Compare also Gyeongsang 말밤 (malbam).

PronunciationEdit

Revised Romanization? mareum
Revised Romanization (translit.)? maleum
McCune–Reischauer? marŭm
Yale Romanization? malum

NounEdit

마름 (mareum)

  1. water chestnut, water caltrop (Trapa japonica)

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Martin, Samuel E.; Yang Ha Lee; Sung-Un Chang (1975) A Korean-English Dictionary, New Haven: Yale University Press, page 562.