Meier

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin maior domus. The surname is occupational, but has also absorbed Hebrew מֵאִיר (me'ír, illuminating).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ̯ɐ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Meier m (genitive Meiers, plural Meier)

  1. (historical) administrator or leaseholder of a manor
  2. (historical) independent peasant or tenant
  3. (botany) any plant of the genus Asperula

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Proper noun[edit]

Meier m, f (genitive Meiers)

  1. A German and Jewish surname​.

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