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Korean

Etymology 1

(i, “teeth”).

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as (Yale: ni).

Noun

(i)

  1. A tooth or teeth.
Alternative spellings
  • (ni) (archaic, now suffixal)
    • 이 없으면 잇몸으로 산다. Without teeth, live with the gum.
Synonyms
  • 이빨 (ippal) (as of beasts)

Etymology 2

(i, “louse”).

First attested in the Hunmong jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527, as (Yale: ni).

Noun

(i)

  1. louse

Derived terms

Etymology 3

First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum eonhae (訓民正音諺解本 / 훈민정음언해본), 1447.

Determiner

(i)

  1. this
    • 그림을 본 적이 있다. (i geurimeul bon jeogi itda.) I have seen this picture.

Pronoun

(i)

  1. this (thing)

Etymology 4

Of native Korean origin.

Particle

(i)

  1. Particle marking a grammatical subject ending with a consonant.
Synonyms
  • (ga) (marks a grammatical subject ending with a vowel)
See also
  • (eun) (marks a topic word or phrase ending with a consonant)
  • (neun) (marks a topic word or phrase ending with a vowel)
  • (eul) (marks a direct object ending with a consonant)
  • (reul) (marks a direct object ending with a vowel)

Etymology 5

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Alternative spellings

  • (ri) (North Korean) (for many but not all characters)

Noun

(i)

  1. (philosophy) (cosmic) reason

Number

(i, hanja , )

Hanja in this word
  1. two
Usage notes
  • Used primarily with Sino-Korean count words, or in reading numbers literally.

Proper noun

(I, hanja )

Hanja in this word
  1. The second most common Korean surname.
Usage notes
  • Most commonly romanized as Lee. Other romanizations include Yi, Ri, and Rhee.

Syllable

(i)

  1. : plum tree
    (eumhun reading: 오얏나무 이)
  2. : two
    (eumhun reading: 두 이)
  3. : ruling
    (eumhun reading: 다스릴 이)
  4. : village
    (eumhun reading: 마을 이)
  5. : beneficial
    (eumhun reading: 이로울 이)
  6. :
    (eumhun reading: 써 이)
  7. : other
    (eumhun reading: 다를 이)
  8. : moving
    (eumhun reading: 옮길 이)
  9. : that
    (eumhun reading: 저 이)
  10. : leaving
    (eumhun reading: 떠날 이)
  11. : ear
    (eumhun reading: 귀 이)
  12. : pear tree
    (eumhun reading: 배나무 이)
  13. : petty official
    (eumhun reading: 아전 이)
  14. : continuing speech
    (eumhun reading: 말이을 이)
  15. : easy
    (eumhun reading: 쉬울 이)
  16. : already
    (eumhun reading: 이미 이)
  17. : barbarian
    (eumhun reading: 오랑캐 이)
  18. : two
    (eumhun reading: 두 이)

Synonyms

(two):

  • (dul, “two”) (native Korean)

Coordinate terms

(reason):

  • (gi, “nature”, )

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