KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Bullyu dugongbu si eonhae (分類杜工部詩諺解 / 분류두공부시언해), 1481, as Middle Korean 올ᄒᆡ〮 (Yale: wòlhóy), equivalent to (Yale: wòlh, “this year”) + ᄋᆡ〮 (Yale: -óy, locative particle mistakenly reanalyzed as part of the noun).

The original word survives as modern (ol). Etymologically unrelated to 오다 (oda, “to come”) and (hae, “year”), but sometimes mistakenly analyzed by folk etymology as such.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?olhae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?olhae
McCune–Reischauer?orhae
Yale Romanization?ol.hay
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 해의 / 해에 / 해까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the first syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

NounEdit

올해 (olhae)

  1. the current year, this year
    Synonym: 금년(今年) (geumnyeon)