What does 착 mean when prefixed to a word?
- 발신정지 mean stop outgoing calls (on a mobile phone)
- 착발신정지 means stop both outgoing and incoming calls
Exactly how does 착 function in this case? Are there any other examples of when 착 can be used like this?
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Are there any other examples of when 착 can be used like this?
'착' is 着 in Hanja which has many meanings. The most important meanings are (1) to attach, (2) to wear, (3) to begin, etc. There are many words that start with this block.
착신: (Mail) arrival of the post or mail, (Telegraph) the receipt (of a message, a telegram)
착륙하다: To land 이륙하다: To take off.
착수하다: To begin (something)
착의(복)하다: To wear clothes (or something)
착용하다: To wear, etc.
You need to note that 착신 doesn't mean incoming. It literally means '착' = to attach + '신' = signal. In other words, literally attachment (receiving) of signal.