얼굴

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 얼굴 (Yale: elkwul). The Middle Korean word meant "appearance; form", not "face".

Pronunciation[edit]

    • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ʌ̹ɭɡuɭ]
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    • Phonetic hangeul: []
    Romanizations
    Revised Romanization?eolgul
    Revised Romanization (translit.)?eolgul
    McCune–Reischauer?ŏlgul
    Yale Romanization?elkwul

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 의 / 얼에 / 얼굴

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the second syllable, except before consonant-initial multisyllabic suffixes, when it takes full low pitch.

Noun[edit]

얼굴 (eolgul)

  1. face
  2. visage
Synonyms[edit]