Jeolgu (절구) and gongi (공이) are a type of traditional Korean mortar and pestle set, used for pounding grains or tteok (rice cake).[1][2][3] They can be made with timber, stone, or iron.[2] Jeolgu is a bowl-shaped vessel in which grains or tteok can be pounded, and gongi refers to either a pestle for a mortar or a stamper for a stamp mill.[3]

Jeolgu and gongi
Jeolgu (mortar) and gongi (pestle).jpg
Wooden jeolgu (mortar) and gongi (pestle)
Korean name
Hangul
절구
Revised Romanizationjeolgu
McCune–Reischauerchŏlgu
IPA[tɕʌl.ɡu]
Hangul
공이
Revised Romanizationgongi
McCune–Reischauerkong'i
IPA[koŋ.i]

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See alsoEdit

  • Usu, Japanese equivalent of jeolgu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paek, Doo-hyeon (2010). "P'yŏngan Dialect and Regional Identity in Chŏsŏn Korea". In Kim, Sun Joo (ed.). The Northern Region of Korea: History, Identity, and Culture. Seattle, WA: Center for Korea Studies Publications, University of Washington Press. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-295-99041-5.
  2. ^ a b "jeolgu" 절구. Standard Korean Language Dictionary (in Korean). National Institute of Korean Language. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "gongi" 공이. Standard Korean Language Dictionary (in Korean). National Institute of Korean Language. Retrieved 23 May 2017.