meg

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See also: Meg, MEG, még, mēg, -meg, and meg-

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: mĕg, IPA(key): /mɛɡ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɡ

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of megabyte, megahertz, megajoule, etc.

Noun[edit]

meg (plural megs)

  1. (colloquial) Any unit having the SI prefix mega-.
    (computing) - "My new computer has over 500 megs of RAM." (megabytes)
    (radio) - "What frequency does Radio XYZ broadcast on?" "105.7 meg." (megahertz)
    (heating) - "a 250-meg gas heater" (megajoule)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

meg (plural megs or meg)

  1. (obsolete, US, slang) a dollar
    • 1916, Ring W. Lardner, “Three Kings and a Pair”, in The Saturday Evening Post[1]:
      He could pick out cloth that was thirty meg a yard and get a suit and overcoat for fifteen bucks.

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Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto cardinal numbers
1,000,000
    Cardinal : meg
    Ordinal : mega

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from mega-.

Numeral[edit]

meg

  1. (neologism, rare) million, 106

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

meg sg

  1. me, accusative singular of eg (I)

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *müŋä (rear, beyond). For a similar semantic development, see Finnish cognate myös (also, too). Of the same origin as mögött, mögé, and mögül.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

meg

  1. and
    Synonyms: és, s
    Csak te meg én!Only you and me!
  2. plus (sum of the previous one and the following one)
    Három meg egy egyenlő néggyel.Three plus one equals four.

Usage notes[edit]

This term may also be part of the split form of a verb prefixed with meg- (usually expressing completion), occurring when the main verb does not follow the prefix directly. It can be interpreted only with the related verb form, irrespective of its position in the sentence, e.g. meg tudták volna nézni (they could have seen it, from megnéz). For verbs with this prefix, see meg-; for an overview, Appendix:Hungarian verbal prefixes.

  • Ezt nem eszem meg!I will not eat this [up]; i.e., I will not complete eating it.

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Compound words

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Further reading[edit]

  • meg in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *mek.

Pronoun[edit]

meg

  1. we; nominative plural of minā

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mik

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

meg

  1. objective case of jeg: me

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mik.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

meg

  1. objective case of eg: me (direct object of a verb)

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) matg
  • (Vallader) mai

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (mensis) Māius (of May).

Proper noun[edit]

meg m

  1. (Puter) May

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mik, from Proto-Germanic *mek (me), accusative of *ek (I).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meːɣ/ (example of pronunciation)

Pronoun[edit]

meg

  1. me (first-person accusative and dative singular personal pronoun)

Declension[edit]