méar

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mér, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognates include Latin macer, Ancient Greek μακρός ‎(makrós), Old English mæger, and Scottish Gaelic meur.

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Noun[edit]

méar f, m ‎(genitive singular méire, nominative plural méara)

  1. (anatomy) digit; finger, toe
    1. (nautical) belaying pin
  2. leg (of crustaceans, mollusks, etc.)

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Related terms[edit]

  • lúidín m, lúideog f ‎(little finger)
  • ordóg f ‎(thumb; claw, pincers; bit, piece, fragment)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
méar mhéar unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "méar" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 mér” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.