Visit the forum if you have a language query!

구니

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Go out and buy yourself a five-cent pencil and a ten-cent notebook and begin to write down some million-dollar ideas for yourself.
Bob Grinde
Jump to: navigation, search

Korean

Etymology

Sino-Korean word from (“catching”) and (“attaching”)

Pronunciation

Noun

구니 (guni, hanja 拘泥)

  1. (rare) obsession; unnecessary absorption
    • 1929, Song Jin-u, 소작입법의 필요 ("Tenant farming legislation needed")[1],
      지주가 부질없이 목전의 이해에만 구니되어 영원한 장래를 보지 못함은 심히 한심한 일이다.
      jiju-ga bujir-eopsi mokjeon-ui ihae-eman gunidoe-eo yeongwonhan jangnae-reul boji motham-eun simhi hansimhan ir-ida.
      The landlords' inability to envision the eternal future, due to being obsessed solely with a futile understanding of what is in front of their eyes, is profoundly regrettable.

Derived terms

  • 구니되다 (gunidoeda)
  • 구니하다 (gunihada)

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE