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December 3, 2017



So how can a word have the "sea" character (海)in it and mean navigator? A navigator for sailors? But Korea isn't known for their sailors, right?


Even the English word 'navigate' derives from the Latin word 'nāvigāre', which means 'to travel by sea'.

The connotation of the word 'navigator' has always something to do with seafaring one way or another in most languages.


From korean wikipedia this word seems to be used primarily in naval contexts, as a title for a specific type of naval officer. They are in charge of directing navigation at sea. Check out the naval history of commander 이순신, Korea does have a rich naval history.

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