From 물 (mul, “water”) and 자맥질 (jamaekjil, “dipping, diving”), the latter from *자맥 (jamaek, “jamaek”) (from 잠그다 (jamgeuda, “to dip, submerge”)) and the nominalisation suffix —질 (jil, “the act of doing ...”).
- 물 (mul) water
- 잠그다 (jamgeu-da, 潛, 潜) To dip, submerge
- 멱 (myeog, myeok, 沐) dipping, bathing (in waters)
- 미역 (miyeog, miyeok, 沐) dipping, bathing (in waters)
- 질 (jil) deal