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The alphabetic system of writing used in Korea, invented in the 1400s.

[Korean Hangŭl, great writing : han, great + kŭl, writing.]


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the alphabetic scheme that is used in Korea
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In 1718 the head of the Hayashi family in Edo wrote to Tsushima stating that he had heard that Korea had a vernacular alphabet like the Japanese kana and asked what it was called; the reply stated that it was called onmun (J.
The only trace onhaebon have left is a vogue for giving Japanese vernacular translations of Chinese texts titles including the word, which was not used earlier in Japan and was surely borrowed from Korean practice, where it was short-hand for onmun haesol (i.
Korean contributed three items of Chinese origin into English whose meanings are quite varied: ondol designates 'a form of domestic heating', onmun refers to 'script' or 'writing', while hapkido names the 'Korean martial art'.