mer

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mer (plural mers)

  1. (chemistry) A repeat unit: a structural unit which through repetition forms a polymer.
    • 2010, Mikell P. Groover, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing (4th Edition), page 9:
      A polymer is a compound formed of repeating structural units called mers, whose atoms share electrons to form very large molecules.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mer pl (plural only)

  1. (fantasy) merpeople
    • 2013, Missy Fleming, Into the Deep, page 65:
      There are mermaids and mermen everywhere. They swim above us and linger in nooks and arched doorways. It's impossible not to stare. The mer are as diverse as humans—all ages, size, shape, and color.

Etymology 3[edit]

See mayor.

Noun[edit]

mer (plural mers)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of mayor and mair.

Anagrams[edit]


Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *melum, from Latin mālum. Compare Daco-Romanian măr.

Noun[edit]

mer n (plural meari/meare)

  1. apple
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *melus, from Latin mālus.

Noun[edit]

mer m (plural meri)

  1. apple tree
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin merus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mer (feminine mera, masculine plural mers, feminine plural meres)

  1. mere, simple

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Further reading[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse merr, from Proto-Germanic *marhijō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mer f (genitive singular merar, plural merar)

  1. mare, female horse
    Synonym: ryssa

Declension[edit]

f6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mer merin merar merarnar
Accusative mer merina merar merarnar
Dative mer merini merum merunum
Genitive merar merarinnar mera meranna

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mer, from Old French mer, from Latin mare, from Proto-Italic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mer f (plural mers)

  1. sea (large body of water)
    • 2018, Zaz, J'aime, j'aime
      J'aime, j'aime, j'aime la solitude parfois. mais j'aime pas les cris quand ils ne s'arrêtent pas, quand les émotions me plongent en mer enragée, quand le manque de moi me fait divaguer.
      I love, I love, I sometimes love the loneliness/solitude. But I don't love the crying [cries] when it [they] won't stop, when the emotions plunge me into the enraged sea, when the absence of myself makes me wander.

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Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Antillean Creole: lanmè
  • Haitian Creole: lanmè
  • Volapük: mel

Further reading[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Ugric *märɜ- (to believe, have faith in dare).[1]

Verb[edit]

mer

  1. (auxiliary with an infinitive) to dare (to have the courage to do something)
    Nem merek bemenni.I don’t dare to enter / I daren’t enter.
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Expressions

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Ugric *märɜ- (to dive, plunge).[2]

Verb[edit]

mer

  1. (transitive) to ladle, scoop (to get some liquid or grainy substance out of somewhere by turning in a bowl-shaped object and let it fill)
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

(With verbal prefixes):

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #1806 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary.
  2. ^ Entry #1805 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary.

Further reading[edit]

  • (to dare): mer 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
  • (to ladle): mer 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

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mer

  1. unstressed dative of ich.

Inflection[edit]

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Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri. Akin to Finnish meri.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

me'r

  1. sea

Declension[edit]


Lolopo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Loloish *mo² (Bradley). Cognate with Sichuan Yi (mo mu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mer 

  1. (Yao'an) sky, heaven

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mer

  1. unstressed form of mir

Declension[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mer, from Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

mer f (plural mers)

  1. sea (large body of water)

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Descendants[edit]


Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mir, from Old High German mir, from Proto-Germanic *miz, dative and instrumental of *ek. Cognate with German mir, English me.

Pronoun[edit]

mer

  1. dative of i: me, to me

References[edit]


Northern Kurdish[edit]

mer

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mer f

  1. spade (a garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse meiri.

Adjective[edit]

mer

  1. comparative degree of mye

Adverb[edit]

mer

  1. more; used in forming the comparative form of long/foreign adjectives

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References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

mer f (oblique plural mers, nominative singular mer, nominative plural mers)

  1. sea (large body of water)

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Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *maiz.

Adverb[edit]

mēr

  1. more

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate to German wir, mir.

Pronoun[edit]

mer

  1. we, first person plural nominative pronoun.
Declension[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate to German mir.

Pronoun[edit]

mer

  1. me, to me, first person singular dative pronoun.
Declension[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronoun[edit]

mer

  1. one, indefinite third person singular nominative pronoun.

References[edit]

  • Kate Burridge, Changes with Pennsylvania German, in Ethnosyntax (2002), page 226: mer saage nett [] (we don't say [] )

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French maire.

Noun[edit]

mer m pers

  1. mayor (in France and other countries, the chief executive of the municipal government of a city, borough, etc.)
Declension[edit]
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adjective
noun

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English mer, from Ancient Greek μέρος (méros).

Noun[edit]

mer m inan

  1. (chemistry) mer, repeat unit
Declension[edit]
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noun

Further reading[edit]

  • mer in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mer in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mar (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

mer m (plural mers)

  1. (Puter) sea

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish mēr, from Old Norse meir, from Proto-Germanic *maiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mer

  1. Comparative form of mycket, used in construction of comparative form of certain adjectives; more.

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mer, from Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

mer ? (plural mers)

  1. sea

Welsh[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mer

  1. Nasal mutation of ber (short).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ber fer mer unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.