KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 世紀, from (generation) + (time), from Japanese 世紀 (seiki), from Middle Chinese 世紀 (syejH kiX)

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈsʰe̞(ː)ɡi]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?segi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?segi
McCune–Reischauer?segi
Yale Romanization?sēyki

NounEdit

세기 (segi) (hanja 世紀)

  1. century (100 years)
    • 20(이십)세기 초 이래로
      20(isip)segi cho iraero
      since the early twentieth century