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Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Korean word from 賃金, from (labor) + (money)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ˈiːmɡɯm]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? imgeum
Revised Romanization (translit.)? imgeum
McCune–Reischauer? imgŭm
Yale Romanization? īmkum

NounEdit

임금 (imgeum) (hanja 賃金)

  1. wages

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 님금. May be related to Silla title for king, 이사금 (isageum), or the ancient Gojoseon title, 왐검 (wamgeom).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ˈiːmɡɯm]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? imgeum
Revised Romanization (translit.)? imgeum
McCune–Reischauer? imgŭm
Yale Romanization? īmkum

NounEdit

임금 (imgeum)

  1. king; monarch
See alsoEdit