버릇

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Korean

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?beoreut
Revised Romanization (translit.)?beoleus
McCune–Reischauer?pŏrŭt
Yale Romanization?pelus
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 릇의 / 릇에 / 릇까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the first syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun

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버릇 (beoreut)

  1. habit (action done on a regular basis)
    Synonym: 습관(習慣) (seupgwan)
  2. manners; etiquette (proper behavior in a social situation)
    Synonym: 예의(禮義) (yeui)
    버릇-이 없다beoreus-i eopdato have no manners

Derived terms

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