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From Proto-Italic *meiɣjō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃meyǵʰ-. Cognate with Latin mingō, Ancient Greek ὀμείχω (omeíkhō), Sanskrit मेहति (mehati), Old Norse míga, Tocharian B miśo.



mēiō (present infinitive mēiere, perfect active mixī, supine mictum); third conjugation, no passive

  1. (vulgar) to urinate, piss


   Conjugation of mēiō (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mēiō mēiis mēiit mēiimus mēiitis mēiunt
imperfect mēiēbam mēiēbās mēiēbat mēiēbāmus mēiēbātis mēiēbant
future mēiam mēiēs mēiet mēiēmus mēiētis mēient
perfect mixī mixistī mixit miximus mixistis mixērunt,
pluperfect mixeram mixerās mixerat mixerāmus mixerātis mixerant
future perfect mixerō mixeris mixerit mixerimus mixeritis mixerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mēiam mēiās mēiat mēiāmus mēiātis mēiant
imperfect mēierem mēierēs mēieret mēierēmus mēierētis mēierent
perfect mixerim mixerīs mixerit mixerīmus mixerītis mixerint
pluperfect mixissem mixissēs mixisset mixissēmus mixissētis mixissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mēie mēiite
future mēiitō mēiitō mēiitōte mēiuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives mēiere mixisse mictūrum esse
participles mēiēns mictūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
mēiendī mēiendō mēiendum mēiendō mictum mictū


Derived terms[edit]


  • Asturian: mexar
  • Dalmatian: miur
  • English: micturate
  • Galician: mexar
  • Portuguese: mijar
  • Spanish: mear


  • meio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • meio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • meio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette



  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmej.u/ [ˈmeɪ̯.u]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmej.o/ [ˈmeɪ̯.o]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician-Portuguese meio, meo, from Latin medius, from Proto-Italic *meðios, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (between). Compare the borrowed doublets médio and médium. Sense of "way" or "mean" from Latin medium.

Alternative forms[edit]


meio (feminine meia, masculine plural meios, feminine plural meias, not comparable)

  1. half
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  1. a little bit, somewhat
    Synonym: um pouco
    Estou meio cansado.I'm a little bit tired.
  2. almost


meio m (plural meios)

  1. middle, center
  2. half
    Synonym: metade
  3. way, mean (method by which something is done)
  4. environment
    Synonym: ambiente
  5. (in the plural) resources; means
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of mear