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U+C554, 암
HANGUL SYLLABLE AM
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[U+C553]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C555]

KoreanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[a̠m]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? am
Revised Romanization (translit.)? am
McCune–Reischauer? am
Yale Romanization? am

Etymology 1Edit





씨 ←→ 애

SyllableEdit

(am)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from (cancer)

NounEdit

(am) (hanja )

  1. cancer (illness)
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 아ᇡ (Yale: amh). The final h leaves traces in fossilised compounds, changing following consonants into aspirated consonants, when possible, such as 암컷 (amkeot), 암캐 (amkae) or 암탉 (amtak).

PrefixEdit

(am-)

  1. female, she- (non-human)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

SyllableEdit

(am)

  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌmH))
  2. :
    (MC reading: (MC ŋˠam))
  3. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌm, ʔʌp̚))
  4. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌm, ʔˠiᴇm))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌmX))
  6. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌmH))
  7. :
    (MC reading: )
  8. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌm, ʔˠiᴇmX, ʔʌp̚))
  9. :
    (MC reading: )
  10. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌmX, ʔˠiᴇmX))
  11. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌm))
  12. :
    (MC reading: )
  13. :
    (MC reading: )
  14. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌm))
  15. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɦʌm, ɦʌmX))
  16. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔʌm))
  17. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔˠɛm, ʔˠɛmX))