meu

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Meu

From Latin mēum (umbelliferous plant, Meum athamanticum), from Ancient Greek μῆον (mêon), probably from μεῖον (meîon, lesser) for its small size. The English form came perhaps via Middle French meu, a word which is only attested a 14th cent. example and later in 1568.[1]

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Noun[edit]

meu (uncountable)

  1. Meum athamanticum, a European herb.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

meu (plural meus)

  1. (historical) The minister of finance of Dahomey

References[edit]

  1. ^ meu, n.”, in OED Online, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos. Compare Daco-Romanian meu.

Pronoun[edit]

meu m (feminine mea or meaea, masculine plural mei, feminine plural meali or meale)

  1. my; first-person masculine singular possessive pronoun

Usage notes[edit]

Always preceded by 'a'- "a meu".

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan meu, from Latin meus, meum, from Proto-Italic *meos. The feminine form was mia in Old Catalan, but this was extended to meva or meua by analogy with the masculine form. This happened because the -u was not understood as a masculine ending anymore, having been lost in nouns (unlike Spanish, Portuguese and Italian -o).

The weak possessive mon is also from Latin meus, meum, but as an unstressed monosyllabic form.

Pronoun[edit]

meu (feminine meva or meua, masculine plural meus, feminine plural meves or meues)

  1. my, mine

Usage notes[edit]

When preceding a noun, meu is always preceded by the appropriate definite article.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus.

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Pronoun[edit]

meu m (masculine singular meu, masculine plural meus, feminine singular miña, feminine plural miñas)

  1. (possessive) mine
  2. (possessive) my

Interjection[edit]

meu

  1. man (used to place emphasis upon something or someone)
    Éche o que hai, meu. Hai que roelo.
    Things are like that, my friend. You must endure it.

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Old Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin meum.

Adjective[edit]

meu (feminine mia, masculine plural meus, feminine plural mies)

  1. my, mine

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • meü (diaereses not universally used in transcriptions of Old French)

Verb[edit]

meu

  1. past participle of movoir

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos.

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Pronoun[edit]

meu m (feminine minha, plural meus, feminine plural minhas)

  1. First-person singular possessive pronoun.
    1. Pertaining or belonging to me; my; mine.
      O meu computador.
    2. That serves or interests me; my; mine.
      O meu ônibus.
    3. Introduced by me; my.
      O herói da minha história.
    4. Merited by me; my.
      Ainda não recebi o meu dinheiro.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:meu.

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Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person meu minha meus minhas
Second person teu tua teus tuas
Third person seu sua seus suas
Plural First person nosso nossa nossos nossas
Second person vosso vossa vossos vossas
Third person seu sua seus suas
See also: Appendix:Possessive#Portuguese


Interjection[edit]

meu!

  1. (Brazil, slang, chiefly São Paulo) hey; oi (used vocativelly to draw someone’s attention)
  2. (Brazil, slang) whoa (used to express surprise)

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:meu.


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

meu m, n (feminine singular mea, masculine plural mei, feminine and neuter plural mele)

  1. (genitive form of eu used as a possessive determiner) my

Declension[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

meu m, n

  1. (preceded by "al") mine

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