KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Etymology unclear. Possibly from (min-, bare; unadorned, prefix) +‎ 어(魚) (eo, fish, Sino-Korean morpheme). Later transliterated to (literally literary fish).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?muneo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mun'eo
McCune–Reischauer?munŏ
Yale Romanization?mun.e

NounEdit

 
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문어 (muneo) (hanja 文魚)

  1. (zoology) octopus
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from 文語.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?muneo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mun'eo
McCune–Reischauer?munŏ
Yale Romanization?mun.e

NounEdit

 
Korean Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ko

문어 (muneo) (hanja 文語)

  1. written language; literary language
    Antonym: 구어(口語) (gueo)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Korean word from 問語.

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈmu(ː)nʌ̹]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?muneo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mun'eo
McCune–Reischauer?munŏ
Yale Romanization?mūn.e

NounEdit

문어 (muneo) (hanja 問語)

  1. (military) sign (challenge)
    Coordinate term: 답어(答語) (dabeo, countersign)