KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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 (sal, “age”) and (seol, “Lunar New Year”).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?mari
Revised Romanization (translit.)?mali
McCune–Reischauer?mari
Yale Romanization?mali

CounterEdit

마리 (mari)

  1. animals; head (of cattle); fish

Usage notesEdit

As with most count words (a.k.a. classifiers), 마리 (mari) is preceded by native Korean numerals.

See alsoEdit

Other Korean counters:

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  • (si, “o'clock”)
  • 시간 (sigan, “hours”)
  • (beon, “times”)
  • (byeong, “bottles”)
  • (sal, “years”)
  • (myeong, “people”)
  • 사람 (saram, “people”)
  • (bun, “(honorific) people”)
  • (gap, “packs”)
  • (gwon, “volumes”)
  • (gae, “items, units, objects”)
  • (dae, “vehicles, machines”)
  • (jan, “cupful”)
  • (jang, “flat object, pieces of paper”)
  • (chae, “houses”)
  • 봉지 (bongji, “paper bags”)
  • 송이 (song'i, “flowers”)