maor

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

maor m ‎(genitive singular maoir, nominative plural maoir)

  1. steward
  2. bailiff, warden, keeper
  3. supervisor, superintendent; overseer, foreman
  4. (military) major
  5. (school) prefect
  6. keeper of herds, of flocks; herdsman
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

maor m ‎(genitive singular maoir)

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

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

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

maor m ‎(genitive singular maoir, plural maoir)

  1. officer (not military - see Usage notes)
  2. bailiff
  3. factor (person)
  4. foreman
  5. baron
  6. gravedigger

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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.

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • maer” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.