Etymology

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 블(Yale: pul).

Possibly cognate with Old Japanese 火(pi2) (< Proto-Japonic *poy).

PRONUNCIATION

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [puɭ]

NOUN

  (bul)

  1. fire, flame 타는 금.BUL taneun geum.Burning gold. (Fire-burning gold.)

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