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U+D615, 형
HANGUL SYLLABLE HYEONG
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:g-u-d

[U+D614]
Hangul Syllables
[U+D616]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?hyeong
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hyeong
McCune–Reischauer?hyŏng
Yale Romanization?hyeng
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 의 / 에 / 형

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word takes low pitch only before consonant-initial multisyllabic suffixes.

Noun[edit]

(hyeong) (hanja )

  1. older brother of a male
  2. (men's speech, in informal friendly settings) somewhat older male
  3. (dated) elder sister of a female
    Synonym: 언니 (eonni)
Usage notes[edit]
  • This term is used as a de facto second-person pronoun by men to address both older brothers and unrelated men of somewhat older age. This is because Korean does not permit the use of true second-person pronouns towards a social superior. See 너#Usage notes for more.
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]
  • 오빠 (oppa, older brother of a female)
  • 언니 (eonni, older sister of a female)
  • 누나 (nuna, older sister of a male)
  • 동생 (dongsaeng, younger sibling)

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from

Noun[edit]

(hyeong) (hanja )

  1. punishment, penalty, (legal) sentence

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from

Noun[edit]

(hyeong) (hanja )

  1. type, model

Suffix[edit]

—형 (-hyeong) (hanja )

  1. such a type, such a form
    이상isanghyeongideal type
    선다seondahyeongmultiple-choice method
    서구seoguhyeongWestern-style
    유선yuseonhyeongstreamlined shape, streamlined form
    자유jayuhyeongfreestyle
    표준pyojunhyeonga standard type

Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Korean word from

Noun[edit]

(hyeong) (hanja )

  1. form, shape

Etymology 5[edit]

Sino-Korean word from

Noun[edit]

(hyeong) (hanja )

  1. firefly