mair

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mair (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) more

Adverb[edit]

mair (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) more

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maraid, mairid (lasts, persists, is extant, remains in existence; remains alive, survives, is left).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mair (present analytic maireann, future analytic mairfidh, verbal noun maireachtáil, past participle mairthe)

  1. to live, remain, survive
    Go maire tú é.
    May you live to enjoy it.
    Maireann croí éadrom a bhfad.
    A light heart lives long.
    Mairim anseo.
    I live here
    Sláinte chuig na fir agus go maire na mná go deo!
    Health to the men and may the women live forever!
  2. to last (endure, hold out, continue)
    Mairfidh an mhóin dúinn coicís eile.
    The turf will last us another fortnight.

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mair mhair unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mér, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

Noun[edit]

mair f (genitive ?, plural meir)

  1. finger, digit
  2. prong
  3. key (of piano):
  4. hand (of clock):
  5. tributary (of river):

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mair vair unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English māra (compare English more).

Adjective[edit]

mair (not comparable)

  1. bigger, greater

Adverb[edit]

mair (not comparable)

  1. more
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French maire (head of a city or town government), from Latin maior (bigger, greater, superior), comparative of magnus (big, great).

Noun[edit]

mair (plural mairs)

  1. (archaic) mayor
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English mōr.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mair (plural mairs)

  1. (South Scots) moor

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maraid, mairid (lasts, persists, is extant, remains in existence; remains alive, survives, is left).

Verb[edit]

mair (verbal nouns mairsinn, and maireann, and maireachdainn)

  1. last, continue

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