Korean edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

 
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문어 (muneo) (hanja 文魚)

  1. (zoology) octopus
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Sino-Korean word from 文語.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

 
Korean Wikipedia has an article on:
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문어 (muneo) (hanja 文語)

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

Etymology 3 edit

Sino-Korean word from 問語.

Pronunciation edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈmu(ː)nʌ̹]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed 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

Noun edit

문어 (muneo) (hanja 問語)

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