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First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄆᆞᅀᆞᆷ (Yale: mòzòm). Middle Korean /z/ implies an Old Korean */s/, hence the original form is *mosom, written in Old Korean as Old Korean 心音.


  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ma̠ɯm]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangul: []
Revised Romanization?ma'eum
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ma'eum
Yale Romanization?maum
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 의 / 마에 / 마음

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the second syllable, except before consonant-initial multisyllabic suffixes, when it takes full low pitch.


마음 (ma'eum)

  1. mind, heart (i.e. one's emotions)
    마음 들다ma'eume deuldato catch one's fancy; to like
    착한 마음 가지고 있다.
    Geu-neun chakhan ma'eum-eul gajigo itda.
    He has a good heart.
  2. intention, will
    사과할 마음 없었다.
    Geu-neun sagwahal ma'eum-i eopseotda.
    He had no intention of apologizing.
    Synonym: (tteut)

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See alsoEdit

  • (mom, “body”)