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U+BC00, 밀
HANGUL SYLLABLE MIL
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:a-l-f
믿
[U+BBFF]
Hangul Syllables
[U+BC01]

믿


믜 ←→ 바

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Gugeupbang eonhae (救急方諺解 / 구급방언해), 1466, as Middle Korean  (Yale: milh).

Potentially an ancient borrowing from Old Chinese (OC *mrɯːɡ, “barley; wheat”),[1] given that Middle Korean final /-h/ implies Old Korean */-k/ and since wheat is not native to the area. In any case, apparently a Northeast Asian area word: besides Chinese, see also Proto-Japonic *monki (wheat), Manchu ᠮᡝᡵᡝ (mere, buckwheat).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

(mil)

  1. wheat
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (honey). First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean 밀〯 (Yale: mǐl).

See the hanja entry at for the etymology concerning the word when used as part of a compound.

Pronunciation[edit]

(in isolation)

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [mi(ː)ɭ]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?mil
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mil
McCune–Reischauer?mil
Yale Romanization?mīl

(in compounds)

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

Noun[edit]

(mil) (hanja )

  1. beeswax
    Synonym: 밀랍(蜜蠟) (millap)
  2. (only used in compounds) honey
    Synonym: (kkul)
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable[edit]

(mil)

Extended content
  1. : dense
    (eumhun reading: 빽빽할 (ppaekppaekhal mil))
    (MC reading: (MC mˠiɪt̚))
  2. : honey
    (eumhun reading: (kkul mil))
    (MC reading: (MC miɪt̚))
  3. :
    (MC reading: (MC miɪt̚))
  4. :
    (MC reading: (MC mˠiɪt̚))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC mˠiɪt̚))
  6. :
    (MC reading: )
  7. :
    (MC reading: (MC miɪt̚, mˠiɪt̚))
  8. :
    (MC reading: (MC miɪt̚))
  9. :
    (MC reading: )
  10. :
    (MC reading: (MC mˠiɪt̚))
  11. :
    (MC reading: (MC mˠiɪt̚))
Further reading[edit]
  • Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea (대한민국 대법원, Daehanmin-guk daebeobwon) (2018). Table of hanja for personal names (인명용 한자표 / 人名用漢字表, inmyeong-yonghanjapyo), page 17. [1]
  • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin, Samuel E. (1996) Consonant Lenition in Korean and the Macro-Altaic Question, Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, →ISBN, page 37