KoreanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈmɘ(ː)ɭda̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?meolda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?meolda
McCune–Reischauer?mŏlda
Yale Romanization?mēlta

Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 멀〯다〮 (Yale: měl-tá).

AdjectiveEdit

멀다 (meolda) (infinitive 멀어, sequential 머니)

  1. to be far
    Antonym: 가깝다 (gakkapda, to be close)
    에서 학교까지 멀어요?Jib-eseo hakgyo-kkaji meoreoyo?Is it far from (your) home to school?
    (file)
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Etymology 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

멀다 (meolda) (infinitive 멀어, sequential 머니) (intransitive)

  1. to go blind
    사고 멀었습니다.
    Je-ga sago-ro nun-i meoreotseumnida.
    I lost my eyesight in an accident
  2. to go deaf
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