ire

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See also: IRE, Ire, iré, íre, -ire, and -iré

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ire, yre, shortened form of iren ‎(iron). More at iron.

Noun[edit]

ire ‎(plural ires)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Iron.
    The cruel ire, red as any gleed. — Chaucer.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ire, from Old French ire ‎(ire), from Latin ira ‎(wrath, rage), from Proto-Indo-European *eis- ‎(to fall upon, act sharply) (compare Old English ofost ‎(haste, zeal), Old Norse eisa ‎(to race forward), Ancient Greek ἱερός ‎(hierós, supernatural, holy), οἶστρος ‎(oîstros, frenzy; gadfly), Avestan aesma 'anger', Sanskrit eṣati 'it drives on').

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ire ‎(uncountable)

  1. (literary, poetic) Great anger; wrath; keen resentment.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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ire ‎(third-person singular simple present ires, present participle iring, simple past and past participle ired)

  1. (transitive) To anger; to fret; to irritate.
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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ire f ‎(plural ires)

  1. (poetic) ire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ire f

  1. plural of ira

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin īre, present active infinitive of .

Verb[edit]

ire

  1. (obsolete, regional, literary) to go

Conjugation[edit]

  • Highly defective conjugation. This verb's forms are mostly obsolete (with the exceptions of ire, ito and ite, still used in regional contexts).

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

īre

  1. present active infinitive of

References[edit]

  • ire in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French ire < Latin īra.

Noun[edit]

ire f (plural ires)

  1. ire; rage; fury

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

ire m ‎(definite singular iren, indefinite plural irer, definite plural irene)

  1. person from Ireland, Irishman.

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Noun[edit]

ire m ‎(definite singular iren, indefinite plural irar, definite plural irane)

  1. person from Ireland, Irishman.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin īra.

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ire f ‎(oblique plural ires, nominative singular ire, nominative plural ires)

  1. ire, anger, rage

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  • English: ire (borrowed)
  • French: ire (now rare)

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Old Saxon[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

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ire

  1. Alternative form of ira

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

ire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of irar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of irar
  3. third-person singular imperative of irar