KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

Revised Romanization? ma-eum
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ma-eum
McCune–Reischauer? maŭm
Yale Romanization? maum
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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.

NounEdit

마음 (ma-eum)

  1. mind; heart (i.e. one's emotions)
    마음들다
    ma-eume deulda
    to catch one's fancy, to like
    착한 마음가지고 있다.
    Geuneun chakhan ma-eumeul gajigo itda.
    He has a good heart.

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (contraction) (mam, “mind”)
  • (mind): (tteut, “intention, meaning”)
  • (organ): 염통 (yeomtong, “heart”)

AntonymsEdit

  • (mom, “body”)