Other Word Forms
Origin of kimchi
- Korean kimch’i possibly from an unattested Old Korean form kimch’ae kim salty (from Middle Chinese ɤəɨm) (also the source of Mandarin xián) ch’ae vegetable, greens (from Middle Chinese tshaj` bok choy)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Korean 김치 (gimchi), derived from 침채 (chimchae; 沈菜) in the late Koryo dynasty.