From 雪 (snow) + 濃 (thick, strong, concentrated) + 湯 (soup); from the soup's whitish, cloudy appearance and concentrated flavor. Apparently a corruption of the original name, 선농탕 (先農湯, seonnongtang, “soup of the venerated farmer”).
- Phonetic Hangul[설롱탕]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?
설농탕 • (seollongtang) (hanja 雪濃湯)
- (archaic) seolleongtang, a Korean soup made from ox or beef bones, meat, and other seasonings.
- National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2007-01-19), “雪濃湯”, in 표준국어대사전
- “어원을 찾아서: 설렁탕”, in 우리말 사랑집, accessed 2007-01-20