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U+BD81, 북
HANGUL SYLLABLE BUG
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Hangul Syllables
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Jeju[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Korean (buk).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?buk
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bug
McCune–Reischauer?puk
Yale Romanization?puk

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 붚〮 (Yale: pwúph), 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 attested in the Hunmong jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527, as Middle Korean  (Yale: pwùk).

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 , from the Middle Korean reading 븍〮 (Yale: púk), from Middle Chinese (MC pək̚).

Noun[edit]

(buk) (hanja )

  1. north
Coordinate terms[edit]
  • (compass points)
서북(西北) (seobuk)
북서(北西) (bukseo)
북(北) (buk) 동북(東北) (dongbuk)
북동(北東) (bukdong)
서(西) (seo) Compass rose simple plain.svg 동(東) (dong)
서남(西南) (seonam)
남서(南西) (namseo)
남(南) (nam) 동남(東南) (dongnam)
남동(南東) (namdong)


Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(Buk) (hanja )

  1. (South Korea) Short for 북한(北韓) (bukhan, North Korea).