мера

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See also: меря and мэра

Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mě̀ra, a doublet of Bulgarian мя́ра (mjára, moderation). Spread into the Standard language from a Western dialect.

Noun[edit]

ме́ра (méraf

  1. measure, extent
  2. (dialectal) measuring pot that contains a unit of volume /liter, pint, gallon, etc./
  3. (poetic) fate, destiny
    Synonyms: съдба (sǎdba), доля (dolja), орисия (orisija)
    мера според мераmera spored merawhatever Fate has to bring
Declension[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]
  • мя́ра (mjára) (Eastern dialects)
  • мера́ (merá) (Northwestern dialects)
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • мера in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • ме́ра¹”, in Georgiev Vl. I., editor, Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1986, page 740
  • ме́ра²”, in Georgiev Vl. I., editor, Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1986, page 740
  • мера́¹”, in Georgiev Vl. I., editor, Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1986, page 741

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish مرعی‎ / مرعا(merʼa) (whence Turkish mera (grassland)), from Arabic مَرْعًى(marʿan).

Noun[edit]

мера́ (meráf

  1. (historical, dialectal) field that is free to be used for pasture
    Synonyms: землище (zemlište), пасище (pasište)
Declension[edit]
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References[edit]

  • мера in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • мера in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)
  • мера́²”, in Georgiev Vl. I., editor, Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 3, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1986, page 741

Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mě̀ra, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure).

Noun[edit]

мера (meraf

  1. degree, extent
  2. moderation

Inflection[edit]


Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mě̀ra, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmʲerə]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ме́ра (méraf inan (genitive ме́ры, nominative plural ме́ры, genitive plural мер)

  1. (dated) A dry measure approximately equal to one pood of seeds, usually equated with the chetverik, standardized in 1902 as 26.239 liters.
  2. measure
  3. degree, extent, limit
  4. measure, step, action
  5. way

Declension[edit]

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mě̀ra, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mêra/
  • Hyphenation: ме‧ра

Noun[edit]

ме̏ра f (Latin spelling mȅra)

  1. measure
  2. dimension, size
  3. rate
  4. degree
  5. extent
  6. unit

Declension[edit]