marish

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marish (plural marishes)

  1. (now poetic or archaic) A marsh.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X, chapter primum:
      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.

Adjective[edit]

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, Essays, 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.

Manx[edit]

Preposition[edit]

marish

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

Inflection[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

marish

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

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