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도마뱀

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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
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Pronunciation

Etymology

Compound of 도마 (doma) + (baem, “snake”). First recorded in the Hunmong Jahoe, 1481, as 도마얌.

Noun

도마뱀

  1. Any lizard.
  2. Specifically the Tsushima ground skink, Scincella vandenburghi.

References

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror). "도마뱀 ." 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-01-11.
  • Lee, Ju Haeng (이주행); Lee Kyu Hang (이규항), Kim Sang Jun (김상준) (2004). “도마뱀”, 한국어 발음사전: Korean Pronouncing Dictionary, 218, Seoul: Jigu Publishing. ISBN 89-7006-165-7.

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