mire

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See also: miré and mirë
See also: miré

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse mýrr, from Proto-Germanic *miuzijō, whence also Swedish myr, Icelandic mýri, Dutch *mier (in placenames, for example Mierlo). Related to Proto-Germanic *meusą, whence Old English mēos, and Proto-Germanic *musą, whence Old English mos (English moss).

Noun[edit]

mire (plural mires)

  1. Deep mud; moist, spongy earth.
    • When Caliban was lazy and neglected his work, Ariel (who was invisible to all eyes but Prospero’s) would come slyly and pinch him, and sometimes tumble him down in the mire. (Charles Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare, Hatier, coll. « Les Classiques pour tous » n° 223, p. 51)
  2. An undesirable situation, a predicament.
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Verb[edit]

mire (third-person singular simple present mires, present participle miring, simple past and past participle mired)

  1. To weigh down.
  2. To cause or permit to become stuck in mud; to plunge or fix in mud.
    to mire a horse or wagon
  3. To soil with mud or foul matter.
    • Shakespeare
      Smirched thus and mired with infamy.

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps related to Middle Dutch miere (Dutch mier). Cognate with Old Norse maurr, Danish myre. All probably from Proto-Indo-European *morwi (ant)

Noun[edit]

mire (plural mires)

  1. (obsolete) An ant.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

mire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of mirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of mirar

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian mira, from mīrō (I wonder at).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mire f (plural mires)

  1. (archaic) aim (action of aiming)
  2. foresight (of rifle)
  3. target (literal, figurative)
  4. (television) test pattern

Verb[edit]

mire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of mirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of mirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of mirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of mirer

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

mire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of mirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of mirar

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the interrogative pronoun mi + -re

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmirɛ/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧re

Pronoun[edit]

mire

  1. sublative singular of mi
    mire - onto what

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mire f (genitive mire)

  1. quickness, rapidity
  2. spiritedness, ardor
  3. madness, frenzy, mania

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (madness, frenzy, mania): buile

Adjective[edit]

mire

  1. genitive feminine singular of mear
  2. comparative form of mear

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mire mhire unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mire f

  1. plural form of mira

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Ladin[edit]

Verb[edit]

mire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mirer
  2. first-person singular present subj of mirer
  3. third-person singular present subj of mirer
  4. third-person plural present subj of mirer

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

mīre

  1. vocative masculine singular of mīrus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

mire

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of mirar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of mirar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of mirar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of mirar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a substratum word, or from Greek μύρον ("ointment, uncture, holy oil"), relating to the ceremony of the Orthodox wedding. Another theory suggests Latin miles (soldier), possibly mirroring semantic evolution of the rare voină ("husband"), from Slavic vojnŭ ("warrior"). [1]

Possibly related to Albanian mirë ‘good’. Replaced mărit, which only survived in some regional dialects.

Noun[edit]

mire m (plural miri)

  1. bridegroom

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dexonline.ro/definitie/mire

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

mire f (genitive mire, plural mirean)

  1. merriment, mirth, frolic

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

mire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mirar.