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First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 일홈 (Yale: ilhwom).

Also attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 일훔 (Yale: ilhwum).

Combination of 잃다 (ilta, to name) + (om, nominal suffix creating action nouns).


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  • IPA(key)[iɾɯm]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ireum
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ileum
McCune–Reischauer? irŭm
Yale Romanization? ilum


이름 (ireum)

  1. name (A word used to refer to or address an animal, object, phenomenon, etc., to distinguish it from others.)
  2. name; given name
  3. name; full name
    Jeoneun geuui ireumeul arayo.
    I know his name.
    이름전부 세요. 
    Ireumeul jeonbu sseuseyo.
    Put your full name.
  4. name; identify
  5. fame
  6. nickname
  7. name; reputation; honor
  8. name (Something that one presents as an excuse or cause when he/she wants to engage in an undertaking.)
  9. name (Authority or power that one depends on for support.)
  10. (computing) username