meer

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English[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.
    • John Enty
      For, is this more contrary to Scripture [] than 'tis to say, that our blessed Saviour is a meer Man []
    • Isaac Watts
      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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch meer.

Noun[edit]

meer (plural mere)

  1. lake

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch mere, from Old Dutch *meri, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri. Compare Low German Meer, meer, German Meer, West Frisian mar, English mere.

Noun[edit]

meer n (plural meren, diminutive meertje n)

  1. lake
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Cognate with Low German and German mehr, West Frisian mear, English more, Danish mere.

Determiner[edit]

meer

  1. comparative degree of veel; more.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

meer

  1. anymore, any longer

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German wir, from Old High German wir, 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

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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

Further reading[edit]

  • meer (IX)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929