머리카락

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?meorikarak
Revised Romanization (translit.)?meolikalag
McCune–Reischauer?mŏrik'arak
Yale Romanization?melikhalak

Noun[edit]

머리카락 (meorikarak)

  1. hair (on a person's head)
    머리카락 색깔meorikarak saekkkalhair color
    그녀는 머리카락을 잘라 본 적이 없다.
    Geunyeoneun meorikarageul jalla bon jeogi eopda.
    She has never cut her hair.