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[hwahn, wahn]
noun, plural hwan.
  1. a former monetary unit of South Korea.
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Origin of hwan

< Korean, the reading of a character used as a graphic synonym of wǒn (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yuán yuan)
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Historical Examples of hwan

  • We should thus get hwan he haueden er ilk ing deled, when they had there distributed every thing.

    The Lay of Havelok the Dane


  • On the twenty-ninth they attacked the places Tung(18 r.) hwan and Too shin, and killed nearly a thousand men.

British Dictionary definitions for hwan


  1. another name for won 2 (def. 1), won 2 (def. 2)
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Word Origin for hwan

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