meá

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See also: mea, meã, and me'a

Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish med, from Proto-Celtic *medā, from Proto-Indo-European *med- ‎(measure, consider). Akin to meas. Cognate with Old English metan, Latin modius, and Ancient Greek μέδιμνος ‎(médimnos, medimnus). Compare Scottish Gaelic meidh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meá f ‎(genitive singular meá, nominative plural meánna)

  1. A scale, measure
  2. weights
  3. A balance
  4. verbal noun of meáigh

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

meá

  1. (Latin America) Informal second-person singular (voseo) affirmative imperative form of mear.