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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
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Etymology 1

First attested in the Worin Seokbo, 1459, as "매."

Pronunciation

Noun

(mae)

  1. hawk
  2. specifically the peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus

Etymology 2

First attested in the Seokbo Sangjeol, 1447, as "매."

Noun

(mae)

  1. whip, cane

Etymology 3

Hanja in this word

From the hanja (mae, “every”, ).

Pronunciation

Determiner

(mae)

  1. every
    매 월 첫째주 (Mae weol cheotjjae ju) The first week of every month

related words: 매일 every day

Etymology 4

Suffix

(hangeul -매, -mae)

  1. shape
    몸매 (mommae) body-shape, figure

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