maer

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: maar, mär, Mär, and mær

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch mager, from Middle Dutch mager, from Old Dutch *magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱrós.

Adjective[edit]

maer (attributive maere, not comparable)

  1. lean; fatless
  2. meager; skinny
  3. (figuratively) poor; financially bad
    Ons gaan nou deur maer jare.
    We're currently going through [some] financially bad years.

Derived terms[edit]


Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from the Latin adjective maior (greater).

Noun[edit]

maer m (plural maered)

  1. mayor

Inflection[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from the Latin adjective maior (greater).

Noun[edit]

maer m (plural meiri)

  1. mayor, the head of a modern township
  2. (historical) mayor, the steward of a royal court[1]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
maer faer unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wade-Evans, Arthur. Welsh Medieval Law. Oxford Univ., 1909. Accessed 1 Feb 2013.