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

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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. 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. 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 mair, plural meir)

  1. (anatomy) 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]

Borrowing 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
Derived terms[edit]

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 (past mhair, future mairidh, verbal noun mairsinn or maireann or maireachdainn, past participle mairte)

  1. last, continue

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