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Etymology edit

Sino-Korean word from 태권(跆拳) (taegwon, foot and fist; trampling and punching) + (way). Coined by Korean martial artist Choi Hong Hi in 1955, influenced by the name of the unrelated martial art of 택견 (taekgyeon).

Pronunciation edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [tʰɛk͈wʌ̹ndo̞] ~ [tʰe̞k͈wʌ̹ndo̞]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangul: [/]
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?taegwondo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?taegwondo
McCune–Reischauer?t'aekwŏndo
Yale Romanization?thayqkwento

Noun edit

태권도 (taegwondo) (hanja 跆拳道)

  1. taekwondo

Descendants edit

See also edit