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From Anglo-Norman mareis, mereis, Middle French mares, marest, from Late Latin mariscus, from Proto-Germanic *mariskaz ‎(marsh).



marish ‎(plural marishes)

  1. (now poetic or archaic) A marsh.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter primum, in Le Morte Darthur, book X:
      Thenne sir Tristram departed / and in euery place he asked & demaunded after sir Launcelot / but in no place he coude not here of hym whether he were dede or on lyue / [] / Soo syr Tristram rode by a forest and then̄e was he ware of a fayre toure by a mareyse on that one syde / and on that other syde a fayr medowe
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book XII:
      The Cherubim descended; on the ground / Gliding meteorous, as evening-mist / Risen from a river o'er the marish glides, / And gathers ground fast at the labourer's heel / Homeward returning.


marish ‎(comparative more marish, superlative most marish)

  1. (now poetic or archaic) Marshy; growing in bogs or marshes.
    • Tennyson
      And the silvery marish flowers that throng / The desolate creeks and pools among.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821, II.12:
      after the manner of Cards or Maps, the utmost limits of knowne Countries, are set downe to be full of thicke marrish grounds, shady forrests, desart and uncouth places.




  1. with
    Va mee caggey marish my charrey.‎ ― I was fighting with (i.e. alongside) my friend.


Singular Plural
Person 1st 2nd 3rd m. 3rd f. 1st 2nd 3rd
Normal marym mayrt marish maree marin meriu maroo
Emphatic maryms mayrts marishyn mareeish marinyn meriuish maroosyn



  1. 3rd person singular of marish
    with him/it

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