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EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Gugeopganibang eonhae (救急簡易方諺解 / 구급간이방언해), 1489, as Middle Korean 밠톱 (palsthwop). From (bal) + ? (also found in 손톱 (sontop, “fingernail”)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[pa̠ɭtʰo̞p̚]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? baltop
Revised Romanization (translit.)? baltob
McCune–Reischauer? palt'op
Yale Romanization? palthop

NounEdit

발톱 (baltop)

  1. toenail
    발톱을 깎다
    baltobeul kkakda
    to cut toenail
  2. claw, talon
    짐승의 발톱과 송곳니는 공격용으로 쓰이므로 매우 날카롭다.
    Jimseung-ui baltopgwa songgonnineun gonggyeogyong-euro sseu-imeuro mae-u nalkaropda.
    Claws and cuspids of beasts are very sharp as they are used in attacks.