Won meaning

wŭn, wōn
The basic monetary unit of North Korea and South Korea.
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The currency of Korea, making 100 jun in North Korea and 100 jeon in South Korea.
noun
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To dwell; abide.
verb
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Simple past tense and past participle of win.
verb
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The currency unit of South Korea, comprised of 100 chon, and North Korea, comprised of 100 chon.
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(archaic or obsolete, regional) Live, remain.
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(archaic or obsolete, regional) Be accustomed to do something.
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To dwell or abide.
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Origin of won

  • Korean won (loan translation of Japanese en round coin, yen, using the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese character with which the Japanese word is written yen2) from Early Middle Chinese wian round

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wonen from Old English wunian wen-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English wunian. Cognate with Dutch wonen, German wohnen.

    From Wiktionary

  • Past participle of win, from Old English winnan.

    From Wiktionary

  • Korean 원 (won) (圓).

    From Wiktionary