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KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of native Korean origin. From (i, “tooth”) + (-s-, “genitive case”) + (mom, “body, flesh”).

PronunciationEdit


IPA(key) [inmo̞m]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR inmom
RR (translit.) ismom
MC inmom
Yale ismom

NounEdit

잇몸 (inmom)

  1. gum (flesh around the necks of teeth)
    이가 없으면 잇몸으로 산다.
    Iga eopseumyeon inmomeuro sanda.
    Without teeth, they live with the gum.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (i, “tooth”)
  • (ni, “tooth”) (obsolete)
  • (, chi, “tooth”)

See alsoEdit

  • 구무 (gumu, “hole, cavity”) (obsolete)
  • 시울 (siul, “edge, rim, brim”)