See also: korea and Kórea

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Location of Korea

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Etymology edit

First attested as Core in the 1598 English translation of the 1596 Itinerario of Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, from the original Dutch Core, itself from Portuguese according to van Linschoten's account. The spelling Corea was more common in Early Modern English, likely through Core +‎ -ia.

Ultimately a sixteenth-century borrowing by Europeans from some variety of Chinese. Compare Mandarin 高麗高丽 (Gāolí) but especially Hokkien 高麗高丽 (Ko-lê), which matches the Dutch-Portuguese vowels exactly.

These are Chinese pronunciations of Sino-Korean 고려(高麗) (Goryeo), Korea's official name between 918 and 1394 and still used by Chinese people to refer to the country for centuries thereafter; this itself being a shortening of 高句麗 (Goguryeo), an ancient Korean kingdom in the first millennium. Doublet of Goryeo, directly from Korean.

Some Korean authors claim an Arabic intermediary instead, but this is impossible because the actual medieval Arabic word for Korea was a variant of ⁧السيلى(al-sīlā, see also Silla).

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Korea (countable and uncountable, plural Koreas)

  1. A nation in East Asia. Since World War II, Korea has been divided into two sovereign states, commonly called South Korea and North Korea.
    • 1780, “The Hiſtory of Jenghîz Khan's Succeſſors in Tartary and China”, in The Modern Part of an Univerſal History from the Earlieſt Accounts to the Preſent Time[1], volume IV, page 297:
      After the death of the empreſs Papûſha he had been baniſhed into Korea, from whence he was removed to Quey-lin Fû, the capital of Quang-ſi.
    • 1954, Alben W. Barkley, “What Happened at Chicago”, in That Reminds Me[2], Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 246:
      Then I told the delegates of the trip which I had taken with my wife, Jane, into Korea on the previous Thanksgiving, and of how I had celebrated my seventy-fourth birthday on the snowy mountains of Korea, eating from a mess kit with the men in uniform.
  2. (informal) The Republic of Korea (South Korea).
  3. (informal) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
  4. (informal) The Korean Peninsula.

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  • Welsh: Corea

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Korea f (related adjective korejský, demonym Korejec, female demonym Korejka)

  1. Korea (two countries in East Asia, North Korea and South Korea)

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Further reading edit

  • Korea in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Korea in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • Korea in Internetová jazyková příručka

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Etymology edit

Ultimately, from Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkoːˈreː.aː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ko‧rea

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Korea n

  1. Korea

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Korea

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Ultimately, from Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

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Korea n

  1. Korea

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Korea
Accusative Korea
Dative Korea
Genitive Korea

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkoreɑ/, [ˈko̞re̞ɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -oreɑ
  • Syllabification(key): Ko‧re‧a

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Korea

  1. Korea (ancient country)
  2. Korea (either of the two current Korean states)
  3. Korea (Korean peninsula)

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  • Plural may be used of North and South Korea collectively.

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Inflection of Korea (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Korea Koreat
genitive Korean Koreoiden
Koreoitten
partitive Koreaa Koreoita
illative Koreaan Koreoihin
singular plural
nominative Korea Koreat
accusative nom. Korea Koreat
gen. Korean
genitive Korean Koreoiden
Koreoitten
Koreainrare
partitive Koreaa Koreoita
inessive Koreassa Koreoissa
elative Koreasta Koreoista
illative Koreaan Koreoihin
adessive Korealla Koreoilla
ablative Korealta Koreoilta
allative Korealle Koreoille
essive Koreana Koreoina
translative Koreaksi Koreoiksi
abessive Koreatta Koreoitta
instructive Koreoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Korea (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Koreani Koreani
accusative nom. Koreani Koreani
gen. Koreani
genitive Koreani Koreoideni
Koreoitteni
Koreainirare
partitive Koreaani Koreoitani
inessive Koreassani Koreoissani
elative Koreastani Koreoistani
illative Koreaani Koreoihini
adessive Koreallani Koreoillani
ablative Korealtani Koreoiltani
allative Korealleni Koreoilleni
essive Koreanani Koreoinani
translative Koreakseni Koreoikseni
abessive Koreattani Koreoittani
instructive
comitative Koreoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Koreasi Koreasi
accusative nom. Koreasi Koreasi
gen. Koreasi
genitive Koreasi Koreoidesi
Koreoittesi
Koreaisirare
partitive Koreaasi Koreoitasi
inessive Koreassasi Koreoissasi
elative Koreastasi Koreoistasi
illative Koreaasi Koreoihisi
adessive Koreallasi Koreoillasi
ablative Korealtasi Koreoiltasi
allative Koreallesi Koreoillesi
essive Koreanasi Koreoinasi
translative Koreaksesi Koreoiksesi
abessive Koreattasi Koreoittasi
instructive
comitative Koreoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Koreamme Koreamme
accusative nom. Koreamme Koreamme
gen. Koreamme
genitive Koreamme Koreoidemme
Koreoittemme
Koreaimmerare
partitive Koreaamme Koreoitamme
inessive Koreassamme Koreoissamme
elative Koreastamme Koreoistamme
illative Koreaamme Koreoihimme
adessive Koreallamme Koreoillamme
ablative Korealtamme Koreoiltamme
allative Koreallemme Koreoillemme
essive Koreanamme Koreoinamme
translative Koreaksemme Koreoiksemme
abessive Koreattamme Koreoittamme
instructive
comitative Koreoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Koreanne Koreanne
accusative nom. Koreanne Koreanne
gen. Koreanne
genitive Koreanne Koreoidenne
Koreoittenne
Koreainnerare
partitive Koreaanne Koreoitanne
inessive Koreassanne Koreoissanne
elative Koreastanne Koreoistanne
illative Koreaanne Koreoihinne
adessive Koreallanne Koreoillanne
ablative Korealtanne Koreoiltanne
allative Koreallenne Koreoillenne
essive Koreananne Koreoinanne
translative Koreaksenne Koreoiksenne
abessive Koreattanne Koreoittanne
instructive
comitative Koreoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Koreansa Koreansa
accusative nom. Koreansa Koreansa
gen. Koreansa
genitive Koreansa Koreoidensa
Koreoittensa
Koreainsarare
partitive Koreaansa Koreoitaan
Koreoitansa
inessive Koreassaan
Koreassansa
Koreoissaan
Koreoissansa
elative Koreastaan
Koreastansa
Koreoistaan
Koreoistansa
illative Koreaansa Koreoihinsa
adessive Koreallaan
Koreallansa
Koreoillaan
Koreoillansa
ablative Korealtaan
Korealtansa
Koreoiltaan
Koreoiltansa
allative Korealleen
Koreallensa
Koreoilleen
Koreoillensa
essive Koreanaan
Koreanansa
Koreoinaan
Koreoinansa
translative Koreakseen
Koreaksensa
Koreoikseen
Koreoiksensa
abessive Koreattaan
Koreattansa
Koreoittaan
Koreoittansa
instructive
comitative Koreoineen
Koreoinensa

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  • korea (senses beautiful or chorea)

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Korea n (genitive Koreas, plural Korea)

  1. Korea

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Further reading edit

  • Korea” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkorɛɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ko‧rea
  • Rhymes:

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Korea

  1. Korea (ancient country)
  2. Korea (either of the two current Korean states)

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Korea
accusative Koreát
dative Koreának
instrumental Koreával
causal-final Koreáért
translative Koreává
terminative Koreáig
essive-formal Koreaként
essive-modal
inessive Koreában
superessive Koreán
adessive Koreánál
illative Koreába
sublative Koreára
allative Koreához
elative Koreából
delative Koreáról
ablative Koreától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Koreáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Koreáéi
Possessive forms of Korea
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Koreám
2nd person sing. Koreád
3rd person sing. Koreája
1st person plural Koreánk
2nd person plural Koreátok
3rd person plural Koreájuk

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(Compound words):

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Etymology edit

From Malay Korea, ultimately from Sino-Korean 고려(高麗) (Goryeo).

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Korea

  1. Korea

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Etymology edit

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

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Korea

  1. Korea (region and former country in East Asia, now divided into North Korea and South Korea)

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From Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

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Korea

  1. Korea (region and former country in East Asia, now divided into North Korea and South Korea)

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Polish edit

 
Map of Korea

Etymology edit

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kɔˈrɛ.a/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛa
  • Syllabification: Ko‧re‧a

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Korea f

  1. (historical) Korea (an ancient country in East Asia)
  2. (informal) Korea (two countries in East Asia, North Korea and South Korea)

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  • Korea in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Korea in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swahili edit

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Korea

  1. Korea

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From Korean 고려 (Goryeo).

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Korea n (genitive Koreas)

  1. Korea

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Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish Corea.

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  • Hyphenation: Ko‧re‧a
  • IPA(key): /koˈɾea/, [koˈɾɛ.ɐ]
  • IPA(key): /koˈɾia/, [koˈɾi.ɐ] (English influence)

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Korea (Baybayin spelling ᜃᜓᜇᜒᜌ)

  1. Korea (ancient country)
  2. Korea (either of the two current Korean states)

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Further reading edit

  • Korea”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018