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Questions pertaining to Hanja: the Korean name for Chinese characters. The Korean language has borrowed Chinese characters that have been incorporated into the Korean language.

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Doesn't look like it. Both morphemes are of non-Sinitic origin as given by Naver dic, made up of (달 + ㄴ) > 단 (sweet; see Etymology #7 of 달다) 비 (rain) These are their modern representations of cour …
answered Apr 1 by droooze
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The character 韓 for the name of Korea was arbitrarily chosen for its sound, coincidentally being the same character of some ancient Chinese states. The first thing to point out is that there is rarel …
answered Jan 2 '18 by droooze
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This is perhaps better asked at Chinese StackExchange, but from what I can gather, it is a slang word that first appeared in the Tang Dynasty. E.g.: 舊唐書:「夫人謂其弟曰:『治妝未畢,我未及餐,爾且可點心。』」 夫人 (someon …
answered Jan 6 '18 by droooze
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「威」(위엄(威嚴)・위) depicts the threat of a battle-axe「戌」(도끼), indicating punishment, on a kneeling woman「女」(여자(女子)). The original meaning of「威」is fear/fearful「畏」(두려워할・외). Please note the etymological c …
answered Apr 18 by droooze
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In the second photo,「絞筒」refers to the barrel of the gun. In the first photo, the unknown character looks like「⿱人布」. I suggest that this is a slightly altered way of writing 「⿱𠂉布」, since the shape「人」 …
answered Nov 23 '18 by droooze
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words only if they also sound similar (there are exceptions, of course). Most of the time, multiple readings for hanja exist only if Chinese already had multiple readings. Single-character multi …
answered Mar 26 by droooze