meer

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See also: Meer and -meer

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See mere.

Noun[edit]

meer (plural meers)

  1. A boundary.
  2. Obsolete form of mere (a lake).

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meer (comparative meerer, superlative meerest)

  1. Obsolete form of mere.
    • 1720, John Enty, Truth and Liberty consistent
      For, is this more contrary to Scripture [] than 'tis to say, that our blessed Saviour is a meer Man []
    • 1742, Isaac Watts, Philosophical Essays on Various Subjects
      And so we may have an ever-growing Idea of infinite Number as well as infinite Space or Emptiness, yet it is a meer Idea, and hath no real Existence without us.

Etymology 3[edit]

See mayor.

Noun[edit]

meer (plural meers)

  1. Obsolete form of mayor.
  2. Obsolete form of mair.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch meer, from Middle Dutch mēre, from Old Dutch meri, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

meer (plural mere)

  1. lake

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German mēro, from Proto-Germanic *maizô. Compare German mehr, Dutch meer, Saterland Frisian moor, English more, Icelandic meira, Swedish mera, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌶𐌰 (maiza).

Adverb[edit]

meer

  1. (Uri) more

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch mēre, from Old Dutch meri, from Proto-West Germanic *mari, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

meer n (plural meren, diminutive meertje n)

  1. lake
  2. (obsolete, literary) sea
    Synonym: zee
Derived terms[edit]

-in hydronyms and toponyms:

Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: meer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch mêre, from Old Dutch *mēro, from Proto-Germanic *maizô.

Determiner[edit]

meer

  1. comparative degree of veel; more.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: mere
  • Jersey Dutch: mêr
  • Negerhollands: meer
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: maer

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch mêer, from Old Dutch mēr. This form stood alongside the older Middle Dutch mêe, from Old Dutch *mē, from Proto-Germanic *maiz.

Adverb[edit]

meer

  1. anymore, any longer
    Ik ben niet meer mee.
    I cannot follow anymore.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German wir, from Old High German wir, from Proto-West Germanic *wiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *wīz, *wiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂.

Compare German wir, Pennsylvania German mer, Yiddish מיר(mir), English we.

Pronoun[edit]

meer

  1. we
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German mir (me), from Old High German mir (me), from Proto-Germanic *miz (me), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-, *(e)me-n- (me). Cognate with Old English (me).

Pronoun[edit]

meer

  1. stressed dative of ich.
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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

meer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of meō

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier mêe, modified by analogy with the adjective mêre.

Adverb[edit]

mêer

  1. Alternative form of mêe

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