[KS] RE: Etymology of "Hof"?
B.C.A.Walraven at let.leidenuniv.nl
Sat Oct 14 10:07:12 EDT 2000
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I think it probably was OB with its German connections which was behind
it, but "Hof" first emerged in the 80's as second part of the names of
pubs with German names and German-style interiors (before hybrids like
"AriranghopÚ" appeared on the scene) and it was in this way that the hof
became known in Korea.
From: Il-Ho Van Gerven [mailto:ivgerven at yahoo.com]
Sent: vrijdag 13 oktober 2000 16:24
To: korean-studies at iic.edu
Subject: RE: Etymology of "Hof"?
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Korea's biggest brewery (now
OB, Oriental Brewery, learn the trade from German brewery Loewenbrau?
Hence, German word "Gasthof" (pub) entered the Korean Language and was
shortened into "hof".
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