mer-

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mere-, from Old English mere-, from Proto-Germanic *mari-, from Proto-Germanic *mari (sea). More at mere.

Prefix[edit]

mer-

  1. sea; marine; applied to beings that are fully or partly sea-creatures.
    mercow, mermaid, merman, merswine, mersnake

Etymology 2[edit]

Extracted from merman, mermaid.

Prefix[edit]

mer-

  1. (fantasy) Of, pertaining to, or associated with the realm of mermaids and mermen.
    merlady, merfolk, merwife, mermonster

Etymology 3[edit]

Prefix[edit]

mer-

  1. Alternative form of mero- (part, partial) used before a vowel

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