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EtymologyEdit

First recorded in Beonyeok Bak Tongsa(번역박통사, 飜譯朴通事, lit. "The translation of Pak the interpreter"), 1517, as 메유기 (meyugi)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ˈme̞ːɡi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? megi
Revised Romanization (translit.)? megi
McCune–Reischauer? megi
Yale Romanization? mēyki

NounEdit

메기 (megi)

  1. catfish, especially the Amur catfish (Silurus asotus).

Related termsEdit

  • 미유기 (miyugi, “Far Eastern catfish”)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2007-01-22), “메기”, in 표준국어대사전[1]
  • 김, 익수; 박종영 (2002), “메기”, in 한국의 민물고기, Seoul: Kyo-Hak Publishing, →ISBN, page 247