Etymological Essays

Etymological Essays

• Litera; book (文, 斤尸)

Definition of the semantics of the word “book” in different languages; connection of the Russian word kniga with Hungarian könyʋ, Mordovian końoʋ; definition of a common source of terms; connection of the stems kъni-, köny-, końo- with kor. *küńü-> kɨšɨ- “draw a line, draw”; formation from *küńü- kor. kɨl “letter; written text; book”; the prototype for kɨl in the languages of the first Korean states.

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• Headman; leader (金, 吉, 吉支)

Titles of the governors in the first Korean states; the origin and features of the morphological structure of the title “leader, ruler, sovereign”; the connection of the title with the designation of sovereigns in other languages; traces of the old title in modern Korean words.

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• Reddish; gold (閼智)

Defining *altɨ qöš qa’an “khan of the golden nomad, khan of the golden camp” as a complete model of the titling of the supreme ruler in Silla at an early stage; used in parallel with Manchu *bulkun noro [xuŋu] “the leader of the red (golden) camp” is a reflection of the linguistic state when early Manchu and early Turkic coexisted within the same linguistic area, in a linguistic union.

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• Nomad camp (居西, 古雛; 世, 內)

The formation of the Sillic title *qöš qa’an, meaning “the sovereign”, under the influence of the Turkic *qöš “nomad camp, dwelling” and qa’an “khan”; correlation of the name *qöš qa’an with the Koguryeo title *qöč qa’a “id.”; definition of 世 *noro “dwelling place” as the equivalent of *qöš in the Tungus-Manchu.

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• Kagan; khan (干, 翰, 加, 瑕)

The title “kagan” in the government system of the first Korean states; registration of the title “kagan” in Korean, Chinese and other sources.

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• Introduction

This section spotlights some interesting Korean (more broadly – Altai) etymology facts, which were missed or did not receive proper attention in the main part of the project.

Welcome!

Here you will find articles about the myths of the ancient Koreans, recreating the appearance of their language and worldview, works of ancient Korean poetry and literature, special articles about the words of the languages of states that appeared and disappeared in different periods of Korean history. Comprehending the meaning of everything that has been preserved from talented ancestors will make it possible to understand the historical roots of the Korean people, to bring closer the answer to the question of who are the Koreans and what is the future perspective for the nation.

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