북돋우다

KoreanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Jeongsok eonhae (正俗諺解 / 정속언해, 1518 (李源周敎授本 / 이원주 교수본), as Middle Korean 붓도도다 (Yale: pwus.twotwota). Equivalent to (buk, “soil that covers roots”) + 돋우다 (doduda, “to raise”).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bukdoduda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bugdod'uda
McCune–Reischauer?puktoduda
Yale Romanization?puktot.wuta

VerbEdit

북돋우다 (bukdoduda) (infinitive 북돋워, sequential 북돋우니)

  1. (transitive) to earth up (plant)
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to encourage, to excite, to cheer up

ConjugationEdit