ire

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See also: Ire, IRE, iré, íre, ìre, Irē, -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').

Noun[edit]

ire (uncountable)

  1. (literary, poetic) Great anger; wrath; keen resentment.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    • Geoffrey Chaucer's The Knight's Tale.
      That lord is now of Thebes the Citee,
      Fulfild of ire and of iniquitee,
      He, for despit and for his tirannye,
      To do the dede bodyes vileynye,
      Of alle oure lordes, whiche that been slawe,
      Hath alle the bodyes on an heep ydrawe,
      And wol nat suffren hem, by noon assent,
      Neither to been yburyed nor ybrent.
    • John Sidney
      She lik'd not his desire; Fain would be free, but dreaded parents' ire.
    • John Gower, Confessio Amantis.
      " My good father, tell me this ;
      "What thing is ire?
      Sonne, it is That in our English wrath is hote."
    • William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
      If I digg'd up thy forefathers graves, And hung their rotten coffins up in chains, It could not slake mine ire, nor ease my heart.
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IX.
      Or Neptune's ire, or Juno's, that so long Perplex'd the Greek and Cytherea's son.
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book X.
      The sentence, from thy head remov'd, may light On me, sole cause to thee of all this woe; Me! me! only just object of his ire.
    • John Dryden
      For this th' avenging pow'r employs his darts, And empties all his quiver in our hearts; Thus will persist, relentless in his ire, 'Till the fair slave be render'd to her sire
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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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Dongxiang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *ire-, compare Mongolian ирэх (ireh), Daur irgw.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈrə/, [iˈɾɛ]

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ire

  1. to come

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin īra.

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ire f (plural ires)

  1. (archaic, literary or poetic) ire, anger
    Synonyms: colère

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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ire f

  1. plural of ira

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin īre, present active infinitive of .

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ire

  1. (obsolete, regional, literary) to go

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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]

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

  1. person from Ireland, Irishman.

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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

Descendants[edit]

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

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Old Saxon[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun[edit]

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