U+BCC4, 별
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Hangul Syllables

베 ←→ 볘

Korean edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Korean 별〯 (Yale: pyěl), from Old Korean 星利 (*PYEli). In the Hangul script, first attested in the Hunminjeong'eum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean 별〯 (Yale: pyěl). Compare dialectal forms 비얼 (bieol), (bael), 베리 (beri), (bil), (bel), etc., some of which appear to preserve the original bisyllabic form.

Pronunciation edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [pjɘ(ː)ɭ]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Revised Romanization?byeol
Revised Romanization (translit.)?byeol
Yale Romanization?pyēl
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 별 / 별까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes low pitch, and heightens the pitch of two subsequent suffixed syllables.

Noun edit

(byeol, stars)


  1. (astronomy) a star (celestial body)
    우리 늦게 까지 깨어 있다 올려다 보았다.
    Uri-neun neutge kkaji kkaeeo itdaga byeoldeureul ollyeoda boatda.
    We stayed up late and looked up at the stars [in the sky].
  2. star (shape); a star symbol
  3. (figuratively) a luminary, a leading light
  4. (tarot) The Star (Tarot card)
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Etymology 2 edit

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?byeol
Revised Romanization (translit.)?byeol
Yale Romanization?pyel

Determiner edit

(byeol) (hanja )

  1. special, extraordinary, different, unusual
    우리 사이 아니야. (casual)Uri dul byeol sai aniya.There's nothing special going on between the two of us.
Derived terms edit

Middle Korean edit

Etymology edit

From Old Korean 星利 (*PYEli).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

별〯 (pyěl) (locative 벼〯레〮 (pyěl-éy))

  1. star

Descendants edit

  • Korean: (byeol)