바탕

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Samgang haengsildo (三綱行實圖 / 삼강행실도), 1511, as 바타ᇰ (Yale: pathang). From root √받 (*√bat, “flat”) + (h, “epenthetic sound”) + (-ang, “suffix”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

바탕 ‎(batang)

  1. base, foundation

Synonyms[edit]

  • 바닥 (badak, “bottom, floor”)
  • 버텅 (beoteong, “stepping stone”)