Korean edit

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?muri
Revised Romanization (translit.)?muli
Yale Romanization?muli

Etymology 1 edit

Of native Korean origin. From Middle Korean (Yale: mwul). Compare Japanese 群れ (mure, group, crowd, throng).

Noun edit

무리 (muri)

  1. group, crowd, gang, horde

Etymology 2 edit

First attested in the Hunmong jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527, as Middle Korean 모로 (Yale: 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.

Noun edit

무리 (muri)

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

Etymology 3 edit

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

Noun edit

무리 (muri) (hanja 無理)

  1. absurdity, irrationality, unreasonableness
Derived terms edit