marir

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *marrijan, from Proto-Germanic *marzijaną (to neglect, ignore, hinder, disturb, impede), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (to annoy, forget, ignore, neglect). Cognate with Old Norse merja (to bruise, injure), Old English mierran (to ruin, spoil). More at mar.

Verb[edit]

marir

  1. to frustrate; to annoy; to vex
  2. to sadden
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      — « Diex ! » dist la dame, « cum est mes cuers maris ! »
      "God!", said the lady "how my heart is saddened!"

Derived terms[edit]