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Definition 2021


U+3141, ㅁ
HANGUL LETTER MIEUM

[U+3140]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+3142]

Korean

Syllable

(mu)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2

Shortened form of 무우(unstandardized in 1988), From Middle Korean word 무ㅿㅜ(muzu).

Noun

(mu)

무 (mu, "rutabaga")
  1. (Korean cuisine, botany) Korean radish, a variety of daikon.
  2. (Korean cuisine, botany, by extension) Similar root vegetables, including other daikons, rutabagas, swedes, and yellow turnips.
Alternative forms
  • 무우 (muu)
  • 무수 (musu) (dialect)
Synonyms
  • 나복 (nabok, “nabok”)
Derived terms
  • 조선무 (joseonmu)

Etymology 3

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Noun

(mu) (hanja )

  1. nothing, naught, nil
  2. (Buddhism) neither yes nor no (in response to a koan or a question that mistakenly assumes an affirmative or negative answer)