KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Korean 아니〮 (aní), from Old Korean 不知 (*ANti).

PronunciationEdit

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

AdverbEdit

아니 (ani)

  1. (literary) no; not
    아니 가다ani gadanot to go

Derived termsEdit

  • (an) (usual form)

InterjectionEdit

아니 (ani)

  1. (answering a question) no
  2. (indicating surprise) oh; why; my
    아니, 이게 웬일이냐?Ani, ige wenirinya?Oh, what happened?

Related termsEdit


Middle KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Korean 不知 (*ANti).

The Old Korean form was strictly a particle used to negate nouns. The adverbial sense was an innovation, in which 아니 displaced the older adverb 不冬 (*ANtol).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ani/

NounEdit

아니〮 (àní)

  1. that which is not
    • 1461, 楞嚴經諺解 / 능엄경언해 (Neung'eomgyeong Eonhae) [Korean Translation of the Śūraṅgama Sūtra], page 2:61a:
      소ᇇ가락과〮소ᇇ가락아니〮와〮애〮나게〮ᄒᆞ리〮라〮
      swòn-s-kàlàk-kwá swòn-s-kàlàk àní-Gwá-áy nà-kéy hò-lí-lá
      [He] will make it sprout on the fingers, and [also] on that which is not the fingers.

DescendantsEdit

  • Korean: 아니다 (anida, to not be)

AdverbEdit

아니〮 (àní)

  1. not (negates the following verb)

DescendantsEdit

  • Korean: 아니 (ani, not)
  • Korean: (an, not)

InterjectionEdit

아니〮 (àní)

  1. no (interjection of negation)
    Antonym: 에ᇰ (èyng, yes)

DescendantsEdit

  • Korean: 아니 (ani, no)