mery

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mery

  1. Obsolete form of merry.
    • 1533, R. Saltwood:
      As plesaunt to the ere as the blacke sanctus Of a sad sorte vpon a mery pyn.

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old English meriġe, miriġe, myriġe, myreġe, myrġe, from Proto-Germanic *murguz, from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus. Doublet of bref.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛriː(ə)/, /ˈmiriː(ə)/, /ˈmuriː(ə)/

Adjective[edit]

mery (comparative meriere, superlative meriest)

  1. Happy, joyful, pleased; in a good mood or state of mind:
    1. Tending to be happy; jovial, merry, good-natured, blissful.
    2. Creating or pertaining to happiness; nice, good, delightful.
    3. (of a time or place) Happy, nice, good, bounteous.
    4. (of speech or sound) Useful, entertaining, appealing.
  2. Attractive, good-looking; pleasing to one's eyes.
  3. Having a good, nice or pleasing scent or smell.
  4. Powerful, mighty, tough; having much strength.
  5. (rare) Full of humor (due to drink).
  6. (rare) Active, fast, vigorous.
  7. (rare) Intelligent, smart, learned.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: merry
  • Scots: mirry, mery

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Adverb[edit]

mery

  1. Merrily, gladly, jovially; in a happy or merry way.
  2. Pleasingly, delightfully; in a way causing happiness.
  3. (rare) Attractively, nicely.
  4. (rare) Without strength or harshness.

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