위하다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From 위(爲) (wi, for) +‎ 하다 (hada, to do). First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 위〯ᄒᆞ다〮 (Yale: wǔy-hòtá).

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ɥiɦa̠da̠] ~ [yɦa̠da̠]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?wihada
Revised Romanization (translit.)?wihada
McCune–Reischauer?wihada
Yale Romanization?wihata

VerbEdit

위하다 (wihada) (infinitive 위해 or 위하여, sequential 위하니)

  1. to help, to benefit
  2. to do for the sake of, for the purpose of
    세계평화 위하여
    segyepyeonghwareul wihayeo
    for the sake of world peace

Usage notesEdit

Most commonly used in the indefinite (위하여/위해) and determinative (위한) forms, in structures such as 하기 위하여 (hagi wihayeo), 나라 위하여 (narareul wihayeo).

ConjugationEdit