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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First recorded in the Seokbo sangjeol, 1447, as (bup), likely cognate with 부풀다 (bupulda, “to fluff, popple, bubble, bulge”).

Noun[edit]

(buk)

  1. a generic term meaning "drum"
  2. a traditional Korean double-headed barrel-shaped drum, played with one hand and one stick, and used in Korean folk music

Etymology 2[edit]

First recorded in the Hunmong jahoe, 1527, as 북.

Noun[edit]

(buk)

  1. a shuttle (used in weaving and sewing machines)

Etymology 3[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps cognate with the above Etymology 1 and 2 in the sense of bulge.

Noun[edit]

(buk)

  1. soil heap (around roots)

Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Noun[edit]

(buk)

  1. north
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