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Etymology 1[edit]

믹 ←

백 →


(transliterations: RR bak, RRT , McCune–Reischauer pak, Yale pak)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.



  1. gourd, calabash
  2. gourd shell (dried hard and used as a bottle, dipper, etc.)
Derived terms[edit]
  • 박다(bakda) : to hammer, to put(hit) something strongly to the ground or wall; to fuck(slang, to have sex with someone)
  • 박자(bakja): rhythm, beat.
  • 박동(bakdong): heartbeat.
  • 박치기(-chigi) headbutting 치다 means to hit (someone)
  • 박진감(bakjingam): liveliness, exciting, dynamic.
  • 박장대소(bakjangdeso): to applaud with laughter
  • 박력(bakryuk): have power, driven, energetic.
  • 두레박 draw bucket
  • 박물관(bakmulgwan): museum
  • 박람회(bakramhwe): exposition, exhibition
  • 박사(baksa): Doctor's Degree, PhD.
  • 박타다(baktada): To split a gourd into half. 타다 means to split bean or gourd into half.
  • 박해(bakhe): to persecute someone, to oppress
  • 박멸(bakmyur): extermination, eradication.
  • 박수(baksu): to clap one's hands, to applaud.
  • 박쥐(bakjwee): bat
  • 강박(gangbak): obsession
  • 반복(banbok): repetition, repeat.
  • 박빙(bakbing): close game, neck and neck
  • 박살(baksar): to smash, shatter into pieces.
  • 박식(bakshik): knowledgeable, 박학다식(bakhakdashik): versatile.
  • 박대(baked): to treat poorly, inhospitable.
  • 도박(dobak): gamble
  • 박탈(baktar): deprive of, to be taken away
  • 박테리아(bacteria): bacteria.
  • 박제(bakje): taxidermied(stuffed)
  • 박격포(bakyukpo): mortar
  • 박애주의(bakehejuwee): philanthropist.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Literary Chinese .

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Park, Pak, one of the popular family names in Korea