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KoreanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[puk̚]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? buk
Revised Romanization (translit.)? bug
McCune–Reischauer? puk
Yale Romanization? puk

Etymology 1Edit

First recorded in the Seokbo sangjeol, 1447, as (bup), likely cognate with 부풀다 (bupulda, “to fluff, popple, bubble, bulge”).

NounEdit

(buk)

  1. a generic term meaning drum
  2. a traditional Korean double-headed barrel-shaped drum, played with one hand and one stick, and used in Korean folk music

Etymology 2Edit

First recorded in the Hunmong jahoe, 1527, as 북.

NounEdit

(buk)

  1. a shuttle (used in weaving and sewing machines)

Etymology 3Edit

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps cognate with the above Etymology 1 and 2 in the sense of bulge.

NounEdit

(buk)

  1. soil heap (around roots)

Etymology 4Edit

Sino-Korean word from

  1.   ― bukhanNorth Korea.

NounEdit

(buk)

  1. north
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