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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reading of various Chinese characters.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(haek) (hanja )

  1. core
  2. nuclear weapons
  3. (physics) The atomic nucleus
  4. (chemistry) A ring, such as a benzene ring.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many Korean nouns, this word is often used as a determiner to modify another noun directly, as for example in 핵무기 (haengmugi, “nuclear weapons”).


Syllable[edit]

(haek)

  1. : seed
    (eumhun reading: 씨 핵 (ssi haek))
  2. : inquire
    (eumhun reading: 캐물을 핵 (kaemureul haek))
  3. : examine
    (eumhun reading: 핵실할 핵 (haeksilhal haek))
  4. : quill
    (eumhun reading: 깃촉 핵 (gitchok haek))