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EtymologyEdit

From 싸우 (ssau) (stem of 싸우다 (ssauda, “to fight”) + - (-l) (an ending making verbs into attributive form) + 아비 (abi, “father”) (used as an alternative term of 사내 (sanae, “a man”) to create a classical image). Coined in 1962 as a translation of Sino-Korean synonym 무사 (武士, musa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[s͈a̠uɾa̠bi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ssaurabi
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ssaul-abi
McCune–Reischauer? ssaurabi
Yale Romanization? ssawul.api

NounEdit

싸울아비 (ssaurabi)

  1. a male warrior

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