mester

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mester (plural mesters)

  1. Obsolete form of mister (employment, trade)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “mester” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse meistari, from Middle Low German meister, mēster, from Old Saxon mēstar, from Old French maistre, from Latin magister.

Noun[edit]

mester c (singular definite mesteren, plural indefinite mestre)

  1. master
  2. champion
  3. guru

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese mester (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin ministerium, perhaps through Old Occitan. Cognate with Portuguese mister and Spanish menester.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mester m (plural mesteres)

  1. need
    • 1370, R. Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. Introducción e texto. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 735:
      Et sabede que nõ ouuerõ mester ayos, ca todo aprendíã moy bẽ de seu, quanto lles cõvĩjna.
      And you must know that they didn't need tutors, because all they learned very well by themselves, everything that suited them
    Synonym: necesidade
  2. profession, trade, job
    Synonym: oficio
  3. mastery
    Synonym: mestría

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • mester” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • mester” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • mester” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • mester” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[after 1372] Either via Old French maistre or Italian méster, from Latin magister (teacher).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛʃtɛr]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mes‧ter
  • Rhymes: -ɛr

Noun[edit]

mester (plural mesterek)

  1. master

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative mester mesterek
accusative mestert mestereket
dative mesternek mestereknek
instrumental mesterrel mesterekkel
causal-final mesterért mesterekért
translative mesterré mesterekké
terminative mesterig mesterekig
essive-formal mesterként mesterekként
essive-modal mesterül mesterekül
inessive mesterben mesterekben
superessive mesteren mestereken
adessive mesternél mestereknél
illative mesterbe mesterekbe
sublative mesterre mesterekre
allative mesterhez mesterekhez
elative mesterből mesterekből
delative mesterről mesterekről
ablative mestertől mesterektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
mesteré mestereké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
mesteréi mesterekéi
Possessive forms of mester
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mesterem mestereim
2nd person sing. mestered mestereid
3rd person sing. mestere mesterei
1st person plural mesterünk mestereink
2nd person plural mesteretek mestereitek
3rd person plural mesterük mestereik

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words
Expressions

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: meșter

References[edit]

  1. ^ mester in Tótfalusi, István. Magyar etimológiai nagyszótár (’Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary of Etymology’). Budapest: Arcanum Adatbázis, 2001; Arcanum DVD Könyvtár →ISBN
  2. ^ mester in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch meester, from Middle Dutch mêester, from Old Dutch *mēster, from Vulgar Latin *maester, from Latin magister. Doublet of magister and master.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛstər]
  • Hyphenation: més‧ter

Noun[edit]

mester or méster

  1. (archaic) bachelor of laws.
  2. (archaic) teacher.
    Synonym: guru

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse meistari

Noun[edit]

mester m (definite singular mesteren, indefinite plural mestere or mestre or mestrer, definite plural mesterne or mestrene)

  1. a champion
  2. a master
    herre og mester - lord and master

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Old Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeːster/, [ˈmɛːster]

Noun[edit]

mēster m

  1. Alternative form of māster

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 205

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese mister and Spanish menester and Kabuverdianu mesti.

Verb[edit]

mester

  1. must
  2. to need
  3. to have to

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mester (plural mester, comparable)

  1. Alternative form of mister

Noun[edit]

mester m (plural mesteres)

  1. Alternative form of mister