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U+BC30, 배
HANGUL SYLLABLE BAE
Composition: +

[U+BC2F]
Hangul Syllables
[U+BC31]


밿

바 ←→ 뱌

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄇᆡ〮 (Yale: póy).

Often compared to Old Japanese (para, stomach), 孕む (paramu, to become pregnant) > modern hara, haramu, but Vovin rejects this.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bae
McCune–Reischauer?pae
Yale Romanization?pay
  • 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]

(bae)

  1. abdomen, belly (of a human or animal)
    Synonym: 복부(腹部) (bokbu)
  2. (entomology) abdomen (of an arthropod)
  3. belly, bowels, stomach
    아프다baega apeudato have a stomachache
    고프다baega gopeudato be hungry
    부르다baega bureudato be full (from eating)
  4. (interior of) the womb, the uterus
  5. the belly of an object; the bulging side of an object
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Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄇᆡ〮 (Yale: póy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bae
McCune–Reischauer?pae
Yale Romanization?pay
  • 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]

(bae) (counter 척(隻))

  1. ship, boat, vessel (of any size)
    Synonym: 선박(船舶) (seonbak)
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Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean ᄇᆡ (Yale: pòy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bae
McCune–Reischauer?pae
Yale Romanization?pay

Noun[edit]

(bae)

  1. pear (the fruit)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

(bae) (hanja )

  1. double, twice, twofold
    Synonym: 갑절 (gapjeol)
  2. times, -fold
    Synonym: 곱절 (gopjeol)
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