KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Samgang haengsildo (三綱行實圖 / 삼강행실도), 1511, as Middle Korean 져녁 (Yale: cyenyek). Also attested as 뎌녁 (dyenyek), 저녁 (cenyek).

Evidently a compound with (nyeok, “around the time of”) as its second component; the first part may be 져물— (jyeomul-, “to get dark”) (> modern 저물— (jeomul-)), 지— (ji-, “(of the sun) to set”), or (dyeo, “that”) (> modern (jeo)).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeonyeok
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeonyeog
McCune–Reischauer?chŏnyŏk
Yale Romanization?cenyek

NounEdit

저녁 (jeonyeok)

  1. evening
    저녁 일곱
    jeonyeok ilgop sie
    at seven p.m. (lit. "in the evening")
  2. evening meal; supper; dinner
    Antonym: 아침 (achim, breakfast)

HolonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • (evening): 아침 (achim, “morning”), (nat, “daytime”), 오후 (午後, ohu, “afternoon”), (bam, “night”)