Equivalent to 머리 (meori, “head”) + 가락 (garak, “long slender thing”). First attested in the 17th century, where it was written as 머리카락 (melikhalak), 머리ᄏᆞ락 (melikholak). Reason for the aberrant aspiration in the second component is unclear.
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||meolikalag|
머리카락 • (meorikarak)
- hair (on a person's head)
- 머리카락 색깔 ― meorikarak saekkkal ― hair color
- 그녀는 머리카락을 잘라 본 적이 없다.
- Geunyeoneun meorikarageul jalla bon jeogi eopda.
- She has never cut her hair.