cheri

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See also: Cheri, chéri, and cherī

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chéri

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cheri

  1. darling, sweetheart
    Synonym: gate

Middle English[edit]

cheries

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman cheri, from Old Northern French cherise (cherry), from Vulgar Latin ceresia, a reinterpretation of the neuter plural of Late Latin ceresium, from Latin cerasium (cerasum, cerasus (cherry tree)), from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry fruit), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), and ultimately possibly derived from a language of Asia Minor. Displaced Old English ciris (also from Vulgar Latin ceresia), which died out after the Norman invasion and was replaced by the French-derived word.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃɛriː/, /ˈtʃiriː/

Noun[edit]

cheri (plural cheries)

  1. cherry (fruit)
  2. (rare) cherry tree[2]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ cheri” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ cherī, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-04-19.

Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

cheri m (plural chera)

  1. sky

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cheri

  1. Aspirate mutation of ceri.