U+C131, 성
HANGUL SYLLABLE SEONG
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[U+C130]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C132]

JejuEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(seong)

  1. older brother (of a male)
  2. older sister (of a male)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ” in Jeju's culture and language, Digital museum.

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit





섀 ←→ 세

SyllableEdit

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sʰɘːŋ]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [ː]
Revised Romanization? seong
Revised Romanization (translit.)? seong
McCune–Reischauer? sŏng
Yale Romanization? sēng

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Myobeopyeonhwagyeong eonhae (妙法蓮華經諺解 / 묘법연화경언해), 1463, as Middle Korean 셔ᇰ (Yale: syeG).

NounEdit

(seong)

  1. anger, rage, wrath, offense

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

(seong) (hanja )

  1. sex, sexuality; gender
    • 교육에서 격차가 커지고 있다. 더 적은 숫자의 여아들만이 학교에 가고 있다. 
      Gyoyugeseo seong gyeokchaga keojigo itda. Deo jeogeun sutjaui yeoadeulmani hakgyo-e gago itda.
      The gender gap in education is widening; fewer girls are going to school.
  2. grammatical gender

Etymology 4Edit

From Japanese usage of (sei).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [s͈ʌ̹ŋ]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? seong
Revised Romanization (translit.)? seong
McCune–Reischauer? ssŏng
Yale Romanization? qseng

SuffixEdit

—성 (-seong) (hanja )

  1. -ity. characteristic

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

(seong) (hanja )

  1. surname, last name

Etymology 6Edit

NounEdit

(seong) (hanja )

  1. star

SynonymsEdit

  • (byeol); of Native Korean origin

Etymology 7Edit

NounEdit

(seong) (hanja )

  1. castle, citadel
  2. capital, city, town, borough, statehood
  3. fort, fortified settlement, defensive wall, rampart

SynonymsEdit

MeronymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • This word may well imply fortification in itself whereas the city as one of its translations may not, hence maybe not worth a good one. This may be where the town should make sense of it instead, though it may be as improper as cognate to down, dune, etc.

Etymology 8Edit

NounEdit

(seong) (hanja )

  1. holy, saint, sacred