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First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 뵈다 (Yale: pwoyta). From 보다 (boda, “to see”), with the passive/causative suffix (i) attached to the stem.


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  • IPA(key)[po̞ida̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? boida
Revised Romanization (translit.)? boida
McCune–Reischauer? poida
Yale Romanization? poita


보이다 (boida) (infinitive 보여 or 보이어, sequential 보이니)

  1. to be seen, to be shown
  2. to show, to cause to see
    《지구물리학 연구 잡지》의 올해 보고서는 빙하의 크기가 60퍼센트 감소하였음을 보여 주었다. 
    《jigumullihak yeon-gu japji》ui olhae bogoseoneun binghaui keugiga 60peosenteu gamsohayeosseumeul boyeo jueotda.
    A report this year in the Journal of Geophysical Research showed that the glacier has lost 60 percent of its mass.
    2018, VOA Learning English > China's Melting Glacier Brings Visitors, Adds to Climate Concerns (The original sentence in English)
  3. to be visible