U+BD88, 불
HANGUL SYLLABLE BUL
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[U+BD87]
Hangul Syllables
[U+BD89]




뵤 ←→ 붜

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the Jīlín lèishì (鷄林類事 / 계림유사), 1103, as Late Old Korean .

Possibly cognate with Old Japanese (pi2) (< Proto-Japonic *poy). Compare Middle Korean 븕다〮 (Yale: pùlk-tá, “to be red”, whence modern 붉다 (bukda)), which is believed to have been derived from the word at some earlier stage of the language (Lee and Ramsey 2011, p. 180).

In the Hangul script, first attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 블〮 (Yale: púl).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bul
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bul
McCune–Reischauer?pul
Yale Romanization?pul

NounEdit

(bul)

  1. (also figuratively) fire; flame
  2. fire (as a diaster)
    Synonym: 화재(火災) (hwajae)
  3. (electric) light
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

PrefixEdit

불— (bul-)

  1. severe; intense
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Jeongsok eonhae (正俗諺解 / 정속언해, 1518 (李源周敎授本 / 이원주 교수본), as Middle Korean  (Yale: pwul).

Perhaps related to Japanese ほと (hoto, genitalia) and おはせ (ohase, (archaic slang) penis). Compare also 보지 (boji, vagina).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bul
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bul
McCune–Reischauer?pul
Yale Romanization?pul

NounEdit

(bul) (colloquial, uncommon or fossilized)

  1. genitalia
  2. testicle
    Synonyms: 불알 (bural), (non-colloquial) 고환(睾丸) (gohwan)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Korean word from .

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bul
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bul
McCune–Reischauer?pul
Yale Romanization?pul

Proper nounEdit

(Bul) (hanja )

  1. Short for 불란서(佛蘭西) (Bullanseo, France).
Usage notesEdit
  • In news headlines, this is usually written solely in the hanja form, even in contemporary Korean text otherwise devoid of any hanja.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Sino-Korean word from . Repurposed for its visual similarity to the dollar symbol $.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bul
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bul
McCune–Reischauer?pul
Yale Romanization?pul

CounterEdit

(bul) (hanja )

  1. dollar (of various countries)
    Synonym: 달러 (dalleo)

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

Sino-Korean word from .

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bul
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bul
McCune–Reischauer?pul
Yale Romanization?pul

PrefixEdit

불— (bul-) (hanja )

  1. not; non-, un-, in-
    불(不) (bul) + ‎가능(可能) (ganeung, possibility) → ‎불가능(不可能) (bulganeung, impossibility)
Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 6Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

SyllableEdit

(bul)

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  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC pɨut̚))
  2. :
    (MC reading: (MC bɨut̚))
  3. :
    (MC reading: (MC pʰɨut̚))
  4. 彿:
    (MC reading: 彿 (MC pʰɨut̚))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC pɨut̚))
  6. :
    (MC reading: )
  7. :
    (MC reading: (MC pʰɨut̚))
  8. :
    (MC reading: (MC pɨut̚))
  9. :
    (MC reading: (MC pʰɨut̚))
  10. :
    (MC reading: (MC pʰɨut̚))
  11. :
    (MC reading: (MC pɨut̚))
  12. :
    (MC reading: (MC pɨut̚, pʰɨut̚))
  13. :
    (MC reading: (MC pɨut̚))
  14. :
    (MC reading: (MC pɨut̚))
  15. :
    (MC reading: (MC bɨut̚, pʰɨut̚))
  16. :
    (MC reading: (MC bɨut̚))