Talk:meadow

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Definition[edit]

Is this definition accurate? I thought a meadow could be an area naturally covered with grasses and flowers, not neccessarily low-lying, a field (artificially bounded) or a pasture (for grazing). But I am not a native english speaker.

Erl 15:01, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Copied to WT:TR#meadow. Rod (A. Smith) 01:05, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

vega[edit]

I'm not familiar enough here with the conventions to make the change myself, but I have always understood that meadow best translates into Spanish as vega (as in viva Las Vegas, long live the meadows). --Allamakee Democrat 23:01, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Since vega and prado are both pretty good synonyms, just add vega before or after prado, separating them with a comma. Rod (A. Smith) 00:29, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

The mǣdwe form would have been influenced by the possible Proto-Germanic form[6]; but the other forms infiltrated[7] into Germanic are oblique semantically, and MǢD directly answers to Welsh MEDI[7], MAES[7] and Cornish MĒS[6] (field) >AVĒS (away, afield). Earlier origins are dubious, as especially with Finnish MAA[2] (land, et cetera), is very dubious. Its connection with MOW[4] is considerably more likely, but still unattested. Andrew H. Gray 23:46, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods.

19:07, 2 December 2015 (UTC) Andrew (talk)

pronunciation[edit]

The pronunciation in the recorded ogg is most certainly incorrect.