KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Of native Korean origin.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

아귀 (agwi)

  1. angle, corner, junction
  2. side slit (in raincoat), placket (in skirt)
  3. commissure of seed (through which the plumule comes up)
  4. (an archer's bow's) curved-in part

Etymology 2Edit

  This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Curious if this might possibly be related to (agi, jaw, ancient reading for modern ago), and/or あくび (akubi, yawn). Both Japanese terms might be related to 開く (aku, to open), curious too if there might be any similar "open" words in Korean?”

Of native Korean origin. Probably cognate to 아가리 (agari, “mouth, muzzle”), 아가미 (agami, “gill of a fish”), 아궁이 (agung-i, “fuel hole”), etc.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

아귀 (agwi)

  1. (obsolete) mouth
  2. (figuratively) eloquence, boldness in words

Etymology 3Edit

Of native Korean origin. Perhaps so called from the remarkably big mouth (see #Etymology 2). Compare Japanese 鮟鱇 (ankō, anglerfish, monkfish).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?agwi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?agwi
McCune–Reischauer?agwi
Yale Romanization?akwi
 
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NounEdit

아귀 (agwi)

  1. monkfish
SynonymsEdit
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Etymology 4Edit

Sino-Korean word from 餓鬼, from (to be hungry, to starve) + (devil, ghost)

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈa̠(ː)ɡɥi] ~ [ˈa̠(ː)ɡy]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?agwi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?agwi
McCune–Reischauer?agwi
Yale Romanization?ākwi

NounEdit

아귀 (agwi) (hanja 餓鬼)

  1. (Buddhism) preta; starving ghost; a famished devil
  2. (figuratively) a greedy person