meri

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See also: Meri, mëri, and měri

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Proto-Germanic *mari

Noun[edit]

meri (genitive mere, partitive merd)

  1. sea

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Proto-Germanic *mari (late because it shows umlaut).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈme̞ri]
  • Rhymes: -eri
  • Hyphenation: me‧ri

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. sea (a single area or the seas altogether)

Declension[edit]

  • Note the grammatical exception: the word has front vowels (ä, ö) in all cases taking those opposite vowels—except for the partitive singular, merta (a back vowel).

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse merr, from Proto-Germanic *marhijō.

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Noun[edit]

meri f (genitive singular merar, nominative plural merar)

  1. mare, female horse

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meri

  1. masculine plural form of mero

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Karelian[edit]

Noun[edit]

meri (genitive meren, partitive merdy)

  1. sea

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

merī

  1. nominative masculine plural of merus
  2. genitive masculine singular of merus
  3. genitive neuter singular of merus
  4. vocative masculine plural of merus

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

meri m pl

  1. plural form of măr

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately Latin meridies

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. afternoon

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Verb[edit]

meri

  1. to touch

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from English Mary or Tolai mari (pretty).

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. woman
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:22 (translation here):
      Orait God i wokim wanpela meri long dispela bun em i bin kisim long man, na bihain em i bringim meri i go long man.
  2. wife
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:17 (translation here):
      Na God i tokim Adam olsem, “Yu bin harim tok bilong meri bilong yu, na yu bin kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai mi bin tambuim yu long kaikai. Olsem na nau bai mi bagarapim graun, na ol kaikai bai i no inap kamap gut long en. Oltaim bai yu wok hat tru bilong mekim kaikai i kamap long graun.

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Adjective[edit]

meri

  1. female

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