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The purpose of this study was to examine the meaning of words related to temperature. Temperature words can be classified into two ways: the The purpose of this study is to examine how form and meaning extension of the human body term ‘발’ in Korean are composed and how direction of the meaning extension is realized on the assumption that various meanings of a word constitute a category. It is important how central meanings should be prescribed in meaning extension, which has been frequently neglected in previous studies. Until the accurate prescription of central meanings is made, it has been impossible to understand how and which constituents of central meanings extend to marginal meanings. It also has not been able to confirm that marginal meanings extend orderly and sys- tematically though they look scattered in disorder. As a result, semantic field of ‘발’ makes it possible to establish a section of lexical system in Korean language and the conception network of ‘발’ to explain a section of the Korean national spirit.