Korean edit

Etymology edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 머기〮다〮 (Yale: mèkí-tá).

(meok-, to eat) + (-i-, causative suffix) + (-da, suffix conventionally given for citation forms).

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?meogida
Revised Romanization (translit.)?meog'ida
Yale Romanization?mek.ita

Verb edit

Korean verb set
Base 먹다 (meokda)
Causative먹이다 (meogida)
Passive먹히다 (meokhida)

먹이다 (meogida) (infinitive 먹여 or 먹이어, sequential 먹이니)

  1. (transitive) causative of 먹다 (meokda, to eat):
    1. to make someone eat, to feed
      먹이다bab-eul meogidato feed
    2. to shock, to scare
    3. to cause to suffer (e.g. abuse, criticism, scolding, telling off), to scold
    4. (colloquial) to bribe, to pay off
    5. (sports) to score (a goal against the opposing team)
    6. (vulgar) to hit, to kick, to beat
      먹이다han bang meogidato strike a blow
    7. to cause to spread (e.g. oil through paper), to starch clothes
    8. to put in a machine (e.g. raw ingredients, grass, sheaf of rice)
  2. to raise, to take care of, to feed (livestock)
    먹이 so-reul meogi-neun iltaking care of a cow

Conjugation edit