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U+C5FF, 엿
HANGUL SYLLABLE YEOS
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Yeot street vendor in Seoul, Korea.

Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the Hunmong jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527, as Middle Korean  (Yale: yes).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[jʌ̹t̚]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? yeot
Revised Romanization (translit.)? yeos
McCune–Reischauer? yŏt
Yale Romanization? yes

NounEdit

(yeot)

  1. yeot: a kind of Korean traditional confectionery
    먹어라/먹어yeot meogeora/meogeo(vulgar) fuck you; literally “eat yeot
    을 먹이다yeoseul meogida(slang) to screw someone over; literally “to make someone eat yeot
Usage notesEdit
  • In Korean slang, yeot often carries an insulting meaning similar to English fuck, for instance the two examples above. This may stem from the resemblance of the appearance of a yeot stick to that of a penis. Throwing yeot candy at someone is akin to shoe-tossing in the Arab world.
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Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Gugeupganibang eonhae (救急簡易方諺解 / 구급간이방언해), 1489, as Middle Korean  (Yale: yes). Related to 여섯 (yeoseot).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[jʌ̹t̚]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? yeot
Revised Romanization (translit.)? yeos
McCune–Reischauer? yŏt
Yale Romanization? yes

DeterminerEdit

(yeot)

  1. (used with classifiers such as (nyang), (doe), (seom), and (jim)) six
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Compare the obsolete verb 엿— (yeot-).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[jɘːt̚]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? yeot
Revised Romanization (translit.)? yeos
McCune–Reischauer? yŏt
Yale Romanization? yēs

PrefixEdit

(yeot)

  1. Attached to some verbs to convey the meaning of “secretly; stealthily; in secret”.
Derived termsEdit