Korean edit

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Etymology edit

From 부엉 (bueong, hoot, onomatopoeia) +‎ (-i, noun-deriving suffix).

First attested in the Hunminjeong'eum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean 부〮허ᇰ (Yale: pwúhèng). The Middle Korean term lacked the suffix, and the bird was referred to directly by the sound of its call.

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?bueong'i
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bueong'i
Yale Romanization?puengi

Noun edit

부엉이 (bueong'i)

  1. (owl with ear tufts) great horned owl, long eared owl

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