mair

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Mair and maïr

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mair ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) more

Adverb[edit]

mair ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) more

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maraid, mairid(persist, remain alive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mair ‎(present analytic maireann, future analytic mairfidh, verbal noun maireachtáil, past participle mairthe)

  1. live, remain, survive
    Go maire tú é.
    May you live to enjoy it.
    Maireann croí éadrom a bhfad.
    A light heart lives long.
    Mairim anseo.
    I live here.
    Sláinte chuig na fir agus go maire na mná go deo!
    Health to the men and may the women live forever!
  2. last(endure, hold out, continue)
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 199:
      mŭȧŕə n wūn dūń kaiḱīš elə.
      conventional orthography: Mairfidh an mhóin dúinn coicís eile.
      The turf will last us another fortnight.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mér, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

Noun[edit]

mair f ‎(genitive singular mair, plural meir)

  1. (anatomy) finger, digit
  2. prong
  3. key (of piano)
  4. hand (of clock)
  5. tributary (of river)

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mair vair unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English māra (compare English more).

Adjective[edit]

mair ‎(not comparable)

  1. bigger, greater

Adverb[edit]

mair ‎(not comparable)

  1. more
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Old French maire(head of a city or town government), from Latin maior(bigger, greater, superior), comparative of magnus(big, great).

Noun[edit]

mair ‎(plural mairs)

  1. (archaic) mayor
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English mōr.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mair ‎(plural mairs)

  1. (South Scots) moor

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maraid, mairid(persist, remain alive).

Verb[edit]

mair ‎(past mhair, future mairidh, verbal noun mairsinn or maireann or maireachdainn, past participle mairte)

  1. last, continue

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]