U+BC2D, 밭
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Hangul Syllables

미 ←→ 배

Korean edit

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Etymology edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean  (Yale: pàth).

Probably cognate to Old Japanese (patake, dry field). Most analyses posit an early Korean borrowing into Japanese.

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?bat
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bat
Yale Romanization?path
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 의 / 에 / 밭

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word takes low pitch only before consonant-initial multisyllabic suffixes.

Noun edit


  1. dry field, dry land for crops
    Coordinate terms: (non, paddy, watered field for rice), 답(畓) (dap, paddy, watered field for rice)
    옥수수 크롭 써클 만들어졌다.Oksusu bate keurop sseokeuri mandeureojeotda.A crop circle was made in a corn field.
  2. (especially Yukjin) any land (both cultivated and wild) with many plants: fields, paddies, forests, meadows, etc.
  3. (by extension) an area in which seaweed is cultivated

Usage notes edit

In Yukjin, the specific "dry field" definition that is the primary sense in the other Korean dialects is absent, and the term refers to any place with many plants or other natural entities.[1]

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

See also edit

  • (jeon), the hanja for "dry field"

References edit

  1. ^ 곽충구 [gwakchunggu] (2007) “동북방언의 어휘 [dongbukbang'eonui eohwi]”, in Gugeo gungmunhak, volume 165, pages 119—150

Middle Korean edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(pàth) (isolated (pàt), locative 바ᄐᆡ〮 (pàth-óy))

  1. dry field (for crops)

Descendants edit

  • Korean: (bat)