meri

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. plural of merus

Anagrams[edit]

Ajië[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meri

  1. dry

References[edit]

Besisi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Aslian *bəriʔ (forest), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *briiʔ (forest).

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. forest

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri.

Noun[edit]

meri (genitive mere, partitive merd)

  1. sea

Declension[edit]

Declension of meri (ÕS type 20/meri, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative meri mered
accusative nom.
gen. mere
genitive merede
partitive merd meresid
illative merre
meresse
meredesse
inessive meres meredes
elative merest meredest
allative merele meredele
adessive merel meredel
ablative merelt meredelt
translative mereks meredeks
terminative mereni meredeni
essive merena meredena
abessive mereta meredeta
comitative merega meredega

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri,[1] borrowed from some Indo-European language (probably Proto-Balto-Slavic *mári),[2] ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeri/, [ˈme̞ri]
  • Rhymes: -eri
  • Syllabification(key): me‧ri

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. sea (a single area or the seas altogether)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of meri (Kotus type 24/uni, no gradation)
nominative meri meret
genitive meren merien
merten
partitive merta meriä
illative mereen meriin
singular plural
nominative meri meret
accusative nom. meri meret
gen. meren
genitive meren merien
merten
partitive merta meriä
inessive meressä merissä
elative merestä meristä
illative mereen meriin
adessive merellä merillä
ablative mereltä meriltä
allative merelle merille
essive merenä merinä
translative mereksi meriksi
abessive merettä merittä
instructive merin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of meri (Kotus type 24/uni, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mereni mereni
accusative nom. mereni mereni
gen. mereni
genitive mereni merieni
merteni
partitive mertani meriäni
inessive meressäni merissäni
elative merestäni meristäni
illative mereeni meriini
adessive merelläni merilläni
ablative mereltäni meriltäni
allative merelleni merilleni
essive merenäni merinäni
translative merekseni merikseni
abessive merettäni merittäni
instructive
comitative merineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative meresi meresi
accusative nom. meresi meresi
gen. meresi
genitive meresi meriesi
mertesi
partitive mertasi meriäsi
inessive meressäsi merissäsi
elative merestäsi meristäsi
illative mereesi meriisi
adessive merelläsi merilläsi
ablative mereltäsi meriltäsi
allative merellesi merillesi
essive merenäsi merinäsi
translative mereksesi meriksesi
abessive merettäsi merittäsi
instructive
comitative merinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative meremme meremme
accusative nom. meremme meremme
gen. meremme
genitive meremme meriemme
mertemme
partitive mertamme meriämme
inessive meressämme merissämme
elative merestämme meristämme
illative mereemme meriimme
adessive merellämme merillämme
ablative mereltämme meriltämme
allative merellemme merillemme
essive merenämme merinämme
translative mereksemme meriksemme
abessive merettämme merittämme
instructive
comitative merinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative merenne merenne
accusative nom. merenne merenne
gen. merenne
genitive merenne merienne
mertenne
partitive mertanne meriänne
inessive meressänne merissänne
elative merestänne meristänne
illative mereenne meriinne
adessive merellänne merillänne
ablative mereltänne meriltänne
allative merellenne merillenne
essive merenänne merinänne
translative mereksenne meriksenne
abessive merettänne merittänne
instructive
comitative merinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative merensä merensä
accusative nom. merensä merensä
gen. merensä
genitive merensä meriensä
mertensä
partitive mertaan
mertansa
meriään
meriänsä
inessive meressään
meressänsä
merissään
merissänsä
elative merestään
merestänsä
meristään
meristänsä
illative mereensä meriinsä
adessive merellään
merellänsä
merillään
merillänsä
ablative mereltään
mereltänsä
meriltään
meriltänsä
allative merelleen
merellensä
merilleen
merillensä
essive merenään
merenänsä
merinään
merinänsä
translative merekseen
mereksensä
merikseen
meriksensä
abessive merettään
merettänsä
merittään
merittänsä
instructive
comitative merineen
merinensä
  • Note the grammatical exception: this word is front-vocalic in all forms (e.g. meressä) except the partitive singular, in which back vowels are used (merta instead of **mertä).

Derived terms[edit]

adjectives
adverbs
proper nouns
compounds

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kallio, Petri (2020–) “*meri”, in Yhteissuomalainen sanasto[1] (in Finnish)
  2. ^ Itkonen, Erkki, Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000), Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[2] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mer (to dare; to scoop, ladle) +‎ -i (personal suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛri]
  • Hyphenation: me‧ri
  • Rhymes: -ri

Verb[edit]

meri

  1. third-person singular indicative present definite of mer

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meri f (genitive singular merar, nominative plural merar)

  1. mare, female horse
    Synonym: hryssa

Declension[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Ingrian[edit]

Mertä.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri. Cognates include Finnish meri and Estonian meri.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. sea
    • 1936, N. A. Iljin and V. I. Junus, Bukvari iƶoroin șkouluja vart, Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 20:
      Vene ono merel. Levo ono merel.
      The boat is at sea. Levo is at sea.
    • 1936, V. I. Junus, P. L. Maksimov, Inkeroisin keelen oppikirja alkuşkouluja vart (ensimäine osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 28:
      Merilöin rannoil ono meil paljo suurii linnoja — ono Leningrad, ono Sevastopol, ono paljo muita, niitä kera pittää puulustaa.
      At the shores of the seas we have many big cities — we have Leningrad, we have Sevastopol, we have much more, whom they also need to defend.
    • 1936, D. I. Efimov, Lukukirja: Inkeroisia alkușkouluja vart (toin osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 107:
      Kaik noisi elloo i meri, i metsä, i maa.
      Everything brings life, the sea and the forest and the land.

Declension[edit]

Declension of meri (type 5/keeli, no gradation, gemination)
singular plural
nominative meri meret
genitive meren merriin, merilöin
partitive mertä, mert merriä, merilöjä
illative merree merrii, merilöihe
inessive meres meris, merilöis
elative merest merist, merilöist
allative merelle merille, merilöille
adessive merel meril, merilöil
ablative merelt merilt, merilöilt
translative mereks meriks, merilöiks
essive merennä, merreen merinnä, merilöinnä, merriin, merilöin
exessive1) merent merint, merilöint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • V. I. Junus (1936) Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[4], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 86
  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 305
  • Olga I. Konkova, Nikita A. Dyachkov (2014) Inkeroin Keel: Пособие по Ижорскому Языку[5], →ISBN, page 80

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meri

  1. masculine plural of mero

Anagrams[edit]

Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri.

Noun[edit]

meri (genitive meren, partitive mertä)

  1. sea

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merī

  1. genitive singular of merum

Adjective[edit]

merī

  1. inflection of merus:
    1. nominative/vocative masculine plural
    2. genitive masculine/neuter singular

Ludian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri.

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. sea

Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meri

  1. Alternative form of mery

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *mari.

Noun[edit]

meri n

  1. lake, sea

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: mēre, mare

References[edit]

  • meri”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

meri m pl

  1. plural of măr

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin meridies

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. afternoon

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Verb[edit]

meri (Cyrillic spelling мери)

  1. inflection of meriti:
    1. third-person singular present
    2. second-person singular imperative

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Verb[edit]

meri

  1. to touch

Sundanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. duck
  2. teal

Tok Pisin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English Mary. Attested in St. Johnston (1927:72) in reference to Solomon Islands laborers.

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. woman
    Coordinate term: man
  2. wife
    Coordinate terms: man, maritman
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:17:
      Na God i tokim Adam olsem, “Yu bin harim tok bilong meri bilong yu, na yu bin kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai mi bin tambuim yu long kaikai. Olsem na nau bai mi bagarapim graun, na ol kaikai bai i no inap kamap gut long en. Oltaim bai yu wok hat tru bilong mekim kaikai i kamap long graun.
      →New International Version translation

Adjective[edit]

meri

  1. female
    Coordinate term: man

Derived terms[edit]

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Armenian մարի (mari, hen, female of any bird).

Noun[edit]

meri (definite accusative meriyi, plural meriler)

  1. (dialect, Elazığ, Malatya, Maraş) female partridge

References[edit]

  • meri (V)”, in Türkiye'de halk ağzından derleme sözlüğü [Compilation Dictionary of Popular Speech in Turkey] (in Turkish), volume 9, Ankara: Türk Dil Kurumu, 1977

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri.

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. sea

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of meri (inflection type 4/meri)
nominative sing. meri
genitive sing. meren
partitive sing. mert
partitive plur. merid
singular plural
nominative meri mered
accusative meren mered
genitive meren meriden
partitive mert merid
essive-instructive meren merin
translative mereks merikš
inessive meres meriš
elative merespäi merišpäi
illative merehe merihe
adessive merel meril
ablative merelpäi merilpäi
allative merele merile
abessive mereta merita
comitative merenke meridenke
prolative mertme meridme
approximative I merenno meridenno
approximative II merennoks meridennoks
egressive merennopäi meridennopäi
terminative I merehesai merihesai
terminative II merelesai merilesai
terminative III meressai
additive I merehepäi merihepäi
additive II merelepäi merilepäi

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G., Mullonen, M. I. (2007) “море”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary]‎[6], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Võro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri.

Noun[edit]

meri (genitive mere, partitive merd)

  1. sea

Inflection[edit]

Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *meri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Luutsa, Liivtšülä) IPA(key): /ˈmeri/, [ˈmerʲi]
  • Rhymes: -eri
  • Hyphenation: me‧ri

Noun[edit]

meri

  1. sea

Inflection[edit]

Declension of meri (type X/tuli, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative meri mered
genitive mere merije, merii
partitive merte meriite, merii
illative merre, merrese meriise
inessive merez meriiz
elative meresse meriisse
allative merele meriile
adessive merelle meriille
ablative merelte meriilte
translative meressi meriissi
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the terminative is formed by adding the suffix -ssaa to the short illative (sg) or the genitive.
***) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka to the genitive.

References[edit]

  • Hallap, V., Adler, E., Grünberg, S., Leppik, M. (2012) Vadja keele sõnaraamat [A dictionary of the Votic language], 2nd edition, Tallinn