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말벌 (2).

EtymologyEdit

From (mal, “horse”) or (mal–, “big”) + (beol, “bee”).

Compare Chinese 馬蜂 (literally horse/big-bee) > Sino-Korean 마봉 (馬蜂, mabong), Mongolian ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ
ᠵᠥᠭᠡᠢ
(morin ǰögei) / морин зөгий (morin zögij, literally horse-bee).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ma̠ɭbʌ̹ɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? malbeol
Revised Romanization (translit.)? malbeol
McCune–Reischauer? malbŏl
Yale Romanization? malpel

NounEdit

말벌 (malbeol)

  1. any wasp or hornet in the family Vespidae
  2. (specifically) European hornet (Vespa crabro)

Derived termsEdit