mees

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See also: Mees and meés

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch mees.

Noun[edit]

mees (plural mese)

  1. tit, chickadee

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch mese, from Old Dutch *mēsa, from Proto-Germanic *maisǭ (chickadee, titmouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mees
  • Rhymes: -eːs

Noun[edit]

mees f (plural mezen, diminutive meesje n)

  1. tit, bird of the family Paridae

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Estonian[edit]

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Mees

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeːs/
  • Hyphenation: mees

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *mees. Possibly derived from Proto-Germanic *mēgaz, compare Gothic 𐌼𐌴𐌲𐍃 (mēgs), Old English mǣġ and Old Norse mágr.

Cognate with Finnish mies, Votic meez, Ingrian meez, Livvi mies, Ludian miez, Livonian mīez and Veps mez'.

Noun[edit]

mees (genitive mehe, partitive meest)

  1. man
    1. An adult male human.
      Kui palju on teie kolleegide hulgas mehi?
      How many of your colleagues are men?
    2. (without reference to gender) human, person
      Tegin ausa mehe näo pähe.
      I put on the face of an honest person.
  2. husband
    1. A woman's spouse, consort or sexual partner.
      Tema endine mees on ohvitser.
      Her ex-husband/boyfriend is now a military officer.
  3. (informal) Expressing a wish or gratitude (often in the translative case).
    Aita natuke, ole meheks!
    C'mon, help me out a bit!
    (literally, “Help me out a bit, be a man!”)
    Ole meheks aitamast!
    Thanks for helping!
    (literally, “Be a man for helping me!”)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mees

  1. inessive singular of mesi

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

meēs

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of meō

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

mees

  1. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of mear.
  2. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of mear.