옥수수

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Partial calque of Early Mandarin 玉蜀黍 (yùshǔshǔ), from 옥(玉) (ok, jade) +‎ 수수 (susu, sorghum, from Mandarin 蜀黍 (shǔshǔ)).

First attested in the Yeogeo yuhae (譯語類解 / 역어유해), 1690, as Early Modern Korean 옥슈슈 (Yale: oksyusyu).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?oksusu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ogsusu
McCune–Reischauer?oksusu
Yale Romanization?ok.swuswu

NounEdit

옥수수 (oksusu)

  1. maize; corn (US)

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