meier

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛi̯.jər/
  • Hyphenation: mei‧er

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch meier(head of the household personnel), which is borrowed from Latin māior(greater), short for maior domus(supervisor of a house).[1]

Noun[edit]

meier m (plural meiers, diminutive meiertje n)

  1. (historical) bailiff
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Yiddish מאה(méye), from Hebrew מֵאָה(me'á, hundred).

Noun[edit]

meier m (plural meiers, diminutive meiertje n)

  1. (Netherlands, informal) honderdje, a 100 guilder banknote, nowadays, however less frequently, used for a 100 euro banknote

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)