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EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 힘ᄡᅳ다 (Yale: himpsuta). From (him, “strength, power”) + 쓰다 (sseuda, “to use or expend”).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[çims͈ɯda̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? himsseuda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? himsseuda
McCune–Reischauer? himssŭda
Yale Romanization? himssuta

VerbEdit

힘쓰다 (himsseuda) (infinitive 힘써, sequential 힘쓰니)

  1. to exert oneself

ConjugationEdit