mær

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse merr (mare, female horse), from Proto-Germanic *marhijō, cognate with English mare, German Mähre. Derived from *marhaz (male horse), which is preserved in the word marshall, Danish marskal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛːˀr/, [ˈmɛˀɐ̯], [ˈmæɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

mær c (singular definite mæren, plural indefinite mære)

  1. bitch (a spiteful woman)
  2. tart (a woman with loose sexual morals)
  3. (archaic) old mare

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mær sg

  1. me, dative singular of eg (I)

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mær, from Proto-Germanic *mawī.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mær f (genitive singular meyjar, nominative plural meyjar)

  1. (poetic) maiden

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mawī (girl). Cognate with Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍅𐌹 (mawi).

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Noun[edit]

mær f (genitive meyjar, dative meyju, plural meyjar)

  1. maid, girl, virgin
  2. (poetic) daughter
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Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: mær, mey, meyja
  • Faroese: moy, moyggj
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: møy
  • Norwegian Bokmål: møy
  • Swedish:
  • Danish:

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mær

  1. Alternative form of mjór
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

mær

  1. strong feminine nominative singular of mærr
  2. strong neuter nominative/accusative plural of mærr

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mærr, from Proto-Germanic *mērijaz.

Adjective[edit]

mǣr

  1. famous, glorious

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