KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Korean word from 事由, from (matter; thing) + (reason).

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈsʰa̠(ː)ju]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
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NounEdit

사유 (sayu) (hanja 事由)

  1. reason, cause, grounds (for justification)
    정당한 사유 없이 연기 된다.Jeongdanghan sayu eopsineun yeon-giga an doenda.There can't be a delay without a valid reason.
    Synonym: 연유(緣由) (yeonyu)
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Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from 私有, from (personal) + (own; possess).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

사유 (sayu) (hanja 私有)

  1. private ownership or something under private ownership
    자본주의 사유 재산 인정한다.Jabonjuuineun sayu jaesaneul injeonghanda.Capitalism recognizes the private ownership of property.
    Antonyms: 공유(公有) (gong-yu, public ownership), 국유(國有) (gugyu, state ownership)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Korean word from 思惟, from (thought) + (contemplation).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?sayu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?sayu
McCune–Reischauer?sayu
Yale Romanization?sayu

NounEdit

사유 (sayu) (hanja 思惟)

  1. (philosophy) thought, reasoning
    Synonym: 사고(思考) (sago)
  2. (literary) reflection, thought
Derived termsEdit