Originally identical to 머리 (meori, “head”), its yang-vowel analogue. This is one of a number of Korean yang-yin vowel pairs which were originally one word with two connected but different meanings, leading to speakers using vowels to differentiate between the two meanings. See also 살 (sal, “age”) and 설 (seol, “Lunar New Year”).
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||mali|
마리 • (mari)
As with most count words (a.k.a. classifiers), 마리 (mari) is preceded by native Korean numerals.
Other Korean counters: