maor

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish máer (steward), from Latin māior.

Noun[edit]

maor m (genitive singular maoir, nominative plural maoir)

  1. steward
  2. bailiff, warden, keeper
    Synonym: báille
  3. supervisor, superintendent
  4. overseer, foreman
    Synonym: feighlí
  5. (military) major
    Synonym: maor airm
  6. (school) prefect
  7. keeper of herds, of flocks; herdsman
    Synonym: feighlí bó
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

maor m (genitive singular maoir)

  1. Alternative form of maghar (fry, sprat, small fish; bait; allurement)
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maor mhaor not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish máer (steward), from Latin māior.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maor m (genitive singular maoir, plural maoir)

  1. officer (not military - see Usage notes)
  2. bailiff
    Synonym: bàillidh
  3. factor (person)
    Synonyms: bàillidh, seumarlan
  4. foreman
  5. baron
  6. gravedigger

Usage notes[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
maor mhaor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “maor”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “maer”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language