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Korean

Etymology 1

 Symbology  Romanized  Hangul   Hanja  
Orthography gon-i 곤이
Orthoepy, etc goni 고니


Native Korean word

Noun

곤이 (gon-i)

  1. (archaic of 고니) a swan
Alternative spellings
  • 고니 (goni) (canonical)
  • (gon) (archaic)
Synonyms
  • 백조 (baekjo, “a swan, literally, white bird”, 白鳥)

Etymology 2

 Symbology  Romanized  Hangul   Hanja  
Orthography gon-i 곤이 鯤鮞
Orthoepy, etc goni 고니


Sino-Korean word

Noun

곤이 (gon-i)

  1. roe, the egges or the egg-laden ovary of a fish
  2. a newborn fish
Synonyms
  • 물고기알 (mulgogi-al, “literally, fish egg”)
  • 어란 (eoran, “literally, fish egg”, 魚卵)
See also
  • 물고기 (mul-gogi, “fish”)
  • (ar, al, “egg”)
  • 알젓 (al-jeot, “salted roe”)
  • 카비알 (kabial, “caviar”)

Etymology 3

 Symbology  Romanized  Hangul   Hanja  
Orthography gon-i 곤이 混夷
Orthoepy, etc goni 고니


Sino-Korean

Noun

곤이 (gon-i)

  1. barbarians west of the ancient China, attested no less than two millennia ago[1]
Alternative spellings
  • 혼이 (hon-i) (not canonical)
  • 훈이 (hun-i) (as per the Chinese reading hun-yi)
Synonyms

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ 곤이태의 (gon-i-tae-ui, “Western barbarians run.”, 混夷駾矣 <詩經>)

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