mar

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English merren, from Old English mierran (to mar, disturb, confuse; scatter, squander, waste; upset, hinder, obstruct; err), from Proto-Germanic *marzijaną (to disturb, hinder), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (to annoy, disturb, neglect, forget, ignore). Cognate with Scots mer, mar (to obstruct, impede, spoil, ruin), Dutch marren (to push along, delay, hinder), German dialectal merren (to entangle), Icelandic merja (to bruise, crush), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌶𐌾𐌰𐌽 (marzjan, to annoy, bother, disturb, offend), Lithuanian miršti (to forget, lose, become oblivious, die), Armenian մոռանալ (moṙanal, to forget, fail).

Verb[edit]

mar (third-person singular simple present mars, present participle marring, simple past and past participle marred)

  1. To spoil, to damage.
    • Dryden
      But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost.
    • Milton
      Ire, envy, and despair / Which marred all his borrowed visage.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See mere.

Noun[edit]

mar (plural mars)

  1. A small lake.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mar

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of maar.

Conjunction[edit]

mar

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of maar.

Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mar m, f (plural mares)

  1. sea (body of water)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mare (sea), from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Catalonia) IPA(key): /mar/, /maɾ/
  • Rhymes: -ar
  • (Balearic Islands) IPA(key): /ma/
  • Homophones: ma,
  • Hyphenation: mar
  • Rhymes: -a(ɾ)

Noun[edit]

mar m, f (plural mars)

  1. sea

Derived terms[edit]


Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar m (plural mares)

  1. sea
  2. (figuratively) sea; vast number or quantity

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *murɜ (piece, crumb; to cut in pieces, break up).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒr/ (It is important to pronounce it with a short a, otherwise it will sound like már (already).)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

mar

  1. to bite

Derived terms[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar n (genitive singular mars, no plural)

  1. bruise, contusion

Declension[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar (plural mares)

  1. sea

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish immar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

mar

  1. because
  2. as

Derived terms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mar (triggers lenition of a following consonant)

  1. like

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar m

  1. (form of mare used in poetry and in names of some seas) sea

Derived terms[edit]


Kurdish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar m

  1. snake
  2. marriage

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

mar

  1. rafsi of manri.

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَرٌَ (márra).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mar (imperfect imur)

  1. go

Conjugation[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin mare.

Noun[edit]

mar f (plural mars)

  1. sea (large body of water)

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mar

  1. Alternative form of mare.

Adverb[edit]

mar

  1. Alternative form of mare.

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mare (sea), from Proto-Indo-European *móri (sea).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar m

  1. sea

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: mar
  • Portuguese: mar

Portuguese[edit]

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mar

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mar (sea), from Latin mare (sea), from Proto-Indo-European *móri (sea).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar m (plural mares)

  1. sea
  2. (figuratively) a multitude; a great amount or number of things

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

mar f (plural mars)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) sea

Noun[edit]

mar m (plural mars)

  1. (Vallader) sea

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mar

  1. as
  2. like

Usage notes[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *marъ

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mȃr m (Cyrillic spelling ма̑р)

  1. (rare) diligence
  2. (rare) eagerness, zeal

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mare (sea), from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: mar

Noun[edit]

mar m, f (plural mares)

  1. sea
  2. seaside

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

mar

  1. March; Abbreviation of mars.

See also[edit]


Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Noun[edit]

mar

  1. (western dialect) a person's shadow

Synonyms[edit]

  • mari (eastern dialect)

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian mare

Noun[edit]

mar m (plural mari)

  1. sea

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Frisian mere, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri. Compare English mere, Dutch meer, Low German Meer, meer, German Meer.

Noun[edit]

mar c

  1. lake

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mar

  1. only, solely

Conjunction[edit]

mar

  1. but

Zazaki[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mar

Noun[edit]

mar

  1. (zoology) snake