머리

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Found in early records as 마리 (mari). Believed to arise from the root (mat), which is fossilized in constructions such as 맏아들 (madadeul, "eldest son").

Noun[edit]

머리 (meo.ri)

  1. head.
  2. intelligence.
  3. hair.
  4. the leader of a group.
  5. the radical at the top of a Chinese character.
  6. the top or front of an object.

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References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "머리 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2006-12-31.
  • 2000, Seo Jeong-beom (서정범), “머리”, in 國語語原辭典, Seoul: Bogosa Books, page 246: