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U+B208, 눈
HANGUL SYLLABLE NUN
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:s-n-s

[U+B207]
Hangul Syllables
[U+B209]




뇨 ←→ 눠

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

In the Hangul script, first attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 눈〮 (Yale: nwún).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?nun
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nun
McCune–Reischauer?nun
Yale Romanization?nwun
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 에 /

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.

Noun[edit]

(nun, eye)

(nun)

  1. eye (organ allowing animals to see)
    , nun-e-neun nun, ie-neun ian eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
  2. appreciative eye (for), discerning eye (for)
    보는 있다boneun nun-i itdato have a [good] eye for...
    Synonym: 안목(眼目) (anmok)
  3. vision (the ability to see), eyesight
    좋다nun-i jotato have good eyesight
    Synonym: 시력(視力) (siryeok)
  4. eyes, gaze; attention
    의식하다nun-eul uisikhadato be self-conscious (literally, “to be aware of others' eyes”)
    끌다nun-eul kkeuldato catch someone's attention
    피하다nun-eul pihadato escape public gaze; to avoid eye contact
  5. point of view, viewpoint
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [nu(ː)n]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?nun
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nun
McCune–Reischauer?nun
Yale Romanization?nwūn
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 눈 / 눈까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes low pitch, and heightens the pitch of two subsequent suffixed syllables.

Noun[edit]

(nun, snow)

(nun)

  1. snow
    내린다.
    Nun-i naerinda.
    Snow is falling.
    온다.
    Nun-i onda.
    Snow is falling.
    쓸다.
    Nun-eul sseulda.
    to sweep snow
    쌓인다.
    Nun-i ssainda.
    Snow is piling up.
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in the Beonyeok nogeoldae (飜譯老乞大 / 번역노걸대), 1517, as Middle Korean 눈〮 (Yale: nwún).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?nun
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nun
McCune–Reischauer?nun
Yale Romanization?nwun

Noun[edit]

(nun)

  1. (less common) scale, graduation (on a measuring device)
    Synonym: (more common) 눈금 (nun'geum)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?nun
Revised Romanization (translit.)?nun
McCune–Reischauer?nun
Yale Romanization?nwun

Noun[edit]

(nun)

  1. bud, shoot, sprout
    Synonyms: (ssak), (um)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable[edit]

(nun)

Extended content
  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC nuənH))

Middle Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

눈〮 (nwún) (locative 누네〮 (nwùn-éy))

  1. eye
Descendants[edit]
  • Korean: (nun)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

눈〯 (nwǔn) (locative 누〯네〮 (nwǔn-éy))

  1. snow
Descendants[edit]
  • Korean: (nun)