meier

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mei‧er

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch meier (head of the household personnel), which is borrowed from Latin māior (greater), short for maior domus (supervisor of a house).[1]

Noun[edit]

meier m (plural meiers, diminutive meiertje n)

  1. (historical) bailiff

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew מאה (mé'a, hundred).

Noun[edit]

meier m (plural meiers, diminutive meiertje n)

  1. (Netherlands, informal) honderdje, a 100 guilder banknote, nowadys, however less frequent, used for a 100 euro banknote

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)