코끼리

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (ko, nose) +‎ (gil, to be long) +‎ (i, nominal suffix).

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 고키리 (Yale: kwokhili).

PronunciationEdit

Revised Romanization? kokkiri
Revised Romanization (translit.)? kokkili
McCune–Reischauer? k'okkiri
Yale Romanization? khokkili

NounEdit

코끼리 (kokkiri) (counter 마리)

  1. (zoology) elephant

Derived termsEdit