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뵤 ←→ 붜

Jeju

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Etymology

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Cognate with Korean (buk).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(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

Korean

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Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?buk
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bug
McCune–Reischauer?puk
Yale Romanization?puk

Etymology 1

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First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 붚〮 (Yale: pwúph), likely cognate with 부풀다 (bupulda, “to fluff, popple, bubble, bulge”).

Noun

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(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 2

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First attested in the Hunmong jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527, as Middle Korean  (Yale: pwùk).

Noun

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(buk)

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

Etymology 3

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Uncertain. Perhaps cognate with the above Etymology 1 and 2 in the sense of bulge.

Noun

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(buk)

  1. soil heap (around roots)

Etymology 4

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Sino-Korean word from .

Noun

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(buk) (hanja )

  1. north
Coordinate terms
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  • (compass points)
서북(西北) (seobuk)
북서(北西) (bukseo)
북(北) (buk) 동북(東北) (dongbuk)
북동(北東) (bukdong)
서(西) (seo)   동(東) (dong)
서남(西南) (seonam)
남서(南西) (namseo)
남(南) (nam) 동남(東南) (dongnam)
남동(南東) (namdong)


Derived terms
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Proper noun

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(Buk) (hanja )

  1. Short for 북한(北韓) (Bukhan, (South Korea) North Korea).
Usage notes
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  • In news headlines, this is customarily written solely in the hanja form, even in contemporary Korean texts otherwise devoid of Chinese characters.