While not perceived as a compound by any modern speakers, most likely originally 밭 (Yale: pàth, “cultivated field”) + *돍〯 (Yale: twǒlk, “stone”, presumed dialectal variant of Seoul 돓〯 (twǒlh, “stone”) whence modern dialectal 독 (dok, “stone”)), in reference to the checkerboard lines resembling a plowed field and the stones used to play the game (Martin 1996, p. 36). Other etymologies for the first element have been speculatively offered but are not plausible.
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||badug|
바둑 • (baduk)
- (board games) the game of Go, an ancient East Asian board game based on surrounding the opponent's territory
- go stone; the black and white stones used in the game of Go