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Character  우 
Hangul Syllables U+C6B0
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry d-n


Etymology 1[edit]

요 ←

워 →


(transliterations: RR u, RRT , McCune–Reischauer u, Yale wu)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.



  1. suddenly



  1. the name of the hangeul vowel (u)
  2. (North Korea) above; top
    • 2004 October 10, "구름우에 솟은 《왕》들의 집-13개의 분교" (The House of "Kings", Soaring Above the Clouds), KCNA[1]:
      이곳에서 내려다보면 마치 구름에 분교와 마을이 둥둥 떠있는것만 같다.
      igos-eseo naeryeodabomyeon machi gureum-u-e bun-gyo-wa ma-eur-i dungdung tteo-inneun-geon-man gatda.
      Looking down from here, it looks just like the schoolhouse and the village are floating separately above the clouds.
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (above): (wi) (South Korea)

Etymology 3[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.


(u) (hanja )

  1. the right side

(u) (hanja )

  1. foolishness

(u) (hanja )

  1. superiority; excellence

(u) (hanja )

  1. the fifth note in the pentatonic scale; la