우레

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 울〮에 (Yale: wúlGèy), from 우르다〮 (wùlùtá, to roar).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 우뢰 (uroe, “thunder”), from the erroneous etymological association with 우뢰 (雨雷, uroe)

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ure
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ule
McCune–Reischauer?ure
Yale Romanization?wuley

Noun[edit]

우레 (ure)

  1. thunder
    우레울다
    ure-ga ulda
    The thunder rolls.
    Synonym: 천둥 (cheondung, thunder)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Also from 울— (ul-, “to cry”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈu(ː)ɾe̞]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ure
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ule
McCune–Reischauer?ure
Yale Romanization?wūley

Noun[edit]

우레 (ure)

  1. birdcall