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KoreanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[muɾi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? muri
Revised Romanization (translit.)? muli
McCune–Reischauer? muri
Yale Romanization? muli

Etymology 1Edit

Of native Korean origin. Compare Japanese 群れ (むれ, mure, group (of animals)).

NounEdit

무리 (muri)

  1. group, crowd, gang, horde

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Hunmong jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527, as Middle Korean 모로 (mwolwo). Seo (2000) (徐廷範, 國語語源辭典) considered this cognate with 모레 (more, “the day after tomorrow”) (as in 내일모레 (來日, naeilmore, “the day after tomorrow”) and the (ma) in 마파람 (maparam, “south wind”). He postulated that all of the above were forms in which the ancient word for "sun" (*mol) was preserved.

NounEdit

무리 (muri)

  1. halo, ring
SynonymsEdit
  • 고리 (gori, “ring, circle”)
Derived termsEdit
  • 햇무리 (haenmuri, “halo around the sun”)
  • 달무리 (dalmuri, “halo around the moon”)

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Korean word from 無理, from (lack) + (reason)

NounEdit

무리 (muri) (hanja 無理)

  1. absurdity, irrationality, unreasonableness
Derived termsEdit