KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Beonyeok baktongsa ( 飜譯朴通事 / 번역박통사), before 1517, as Middle Korean 메유기 (Yale: meyyuki).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈme̞ːɡi]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [ː]
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