우레

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 울에 (Yale: wul.ey). From 울— (ul-, “to cry”).

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

우레 ‎(ure)

  1. thunder
    우레울다‎ ― ure-ga ulda ― The thunder rolls.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Also from 울— (ul-, “to cry”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

우레 ‎(ure)

  1. birdcall