|묘 ←||→ 뭐|
Cognate with Korean 물 (mul, “water”), possible cognate with Proto-Tungusic *mū, Jurchen 木克 (mu-ke /muke/), Manchu ᠮᡠᡴᡝ (muke), Goguryeo 買 (*me, “river; water”), Mongolian мөрөн (mörön, “river”), Japanese 水 (mizu, “water”).
Alternative forms edit
- 믈 (meul) — Early Modern
Etymology 1 edit
First attested in the Hunminjeong'eum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean 믈〮 (Yale: múl), from Old Korean 勿 (*mul), an element that apparently means “water” in ancient first-millennium place names in southern Korea. Ancient northern Korean toponyms tend to use Goguryeo 買 (*me) for “water”, which now only survives in certain words such as 미나리 (minari).
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||mul|
- South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 물의 / 물에 / 물까지
Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.
물 • (mul)
Derived terms edit
물— • (mul-)
Etymology 2 edit
Korean reading of various Chinese characters.