mér

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmeːr]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mér
  • Rhymes: -eːr

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *měra (measure), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure).

Verb[edit]

mér

  1. (transitive) to measure, gauge, weigh, clock, time (measure in the broadest sense)
  2. (transitive) to strike or deal (a blow), to inflict or mete out (a punishment)
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

(Compound words):

(With verbal prefixes):

Etymology 2[edit]

From the casual pronunciation of mért (cf. miért), dropping the final -t.

Adverb[edit]

mér

  1. Eye dialect spelling of mért (“why”).

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mér

  1. (personal) dative of ég; (to) me
    Frá mér til þín.
    From me to you.

Declension[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognates include Latin macer, Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós) and Old English mæġer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mér m

  1. finger

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative mér mérL méoirL
Vocative méoir mérL méruH
Accusative mérN mérL méruH
Genitive méoirL mér mérN
Dative méorL méraib méraib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: méar
  • Manx: mair
  • Scottish Gaelic: meur

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mér
also mmér after a proclitic
mér
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
mér
also mmér after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.