KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 滅亡.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?myeolmang
Revised Romanization (translit.)?myeolmang
McCune–Reischauer?myŏlmang
Yale Romanization?myelmang

NounEdit

멸망 (myeolmang) (hanja 滅亡)

  1. annihilation; utter destruction
    인류의 멸망이 도래했다.
    Illyu-ui myeolmang-i dorae-haetta.
    The extinction of humanity is nigh.
  2. (historical) fall of a historical polity, especially a Chinese dynasty
    이자성의 입성으로 명나라는 멸망했다.
    Yi Jaseong-ui ipseong-euro Myeong-nara-neun myeolmang-haetta.
    The Ming dynasty ended with Li Zicheng's entry into the city.
    로마제국의 멸망을 1453년에 두기도 한다.
    Roma jegug-ui myeolmang-eul 1453-nyeon-e dugido handa.
    The fall of the Roman Empire is sometimes dated to 1453.

Derived termsEdit