mid

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See also: MID, mid-, Mid., -mid, and mið

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪd/
  • Rhymes: -ɪd
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (mid, middle, midway), from Proto-Germanic *midjaz (mid, middle, adjective), from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (between, in the middle, middle). Cognate with Dutch midden (in the middle), German Mitte (center, middle, mean), Icelandic miður (worse, less, adjective), Latin medius (middle, noun and adjective). See also middle.

Adjective[edit]

mid (not comparable)

  1. Denoting the middle part.
    mid ocean
  2. Occupying a middle position; middle.
    mid finger
    mid hour of night
  3. (linguistics) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; said of certain vowel sounds, such as, /e o ɛ ɔ/.

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. Amid.
    Mid the best.
Derived terms[edit]

See also those listed at Category:English words prefixed with mid-.

Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (midst, middle, noun), from Proto-Germanic *midją, *midjǭ, *midjô (middle, center) < *midjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (between, in the middle, middle). Cognate with German Mitte (center, middle, midst), Danish midje (middle), Icelandic midja (middle). See also median, Latin medianus.

Noun[edit]

mid (plural mids)

  1. (archaic) middle

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of mid-range.

Noun[edit]

mid (plural mids)

  1. (disc golf) A mid-range.

Etymology 4[edit]

From or representing German mit or perhaps German Low German mid. Although Middle English had a native preposition mid with this same meaning ("with"), it had fallen out of use by the end of the 1300s[1] and survived into the modern English period only in the compounds mididone, midwife, and theremid.

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. (in representations of German-accented English) With.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.

Anagrams[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • met (in some dialects)
  • mit (in some dialects)
  • möt (Low Prussian)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German mit, mid, from Old Saxon mid, from Proto-Germanic *midi (with), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (with). Cognate with North Frisian mits (with), Dutch met (with), German mit (with). For more, see Middle English mid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. (in some dialects) with

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mi (what) +‎ -d (your, of yours, possessive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈmid]
  • Hyphenation: mid

Pronoun[edit]

mid

  1. second-person singular single-possession possessive of mi

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative mid
accusative midet
dative midnek
instrumental middel
causal-final midért
translative middé
terminative midig
essive-formal midként
essive-modal
inessive midben
superessive miden
adessive midnél
illative midbe
sublative midre
allative midhez
elative midből
delative midről
ablative midtől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
midé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
midéi

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English mid (with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, into the presence of, through, by means of, by, among, in, at (time), in the sight of, opinion of, preposition), from Proto-Germanic *midi (with), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (with). Cognate with North Frisian mits (with), Dutch met (with), Low German mit (with), German mit (with), Danish med (with), Icelandic með (with), Ancient Greek μετά (metá, among, between, with), Albanian me (with, together), Sanskrit स्मत् (smat, together, at the same time).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. with
  2. amid, amidst
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Old English midd, from Proto-Germanic *midjaz.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mid

  1. mid-, middle, central, intermediate
  2. that is or are in the middle or intermediate in time
Descendants[edit]
  • English: mid
References[edit]

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *midi, from Proto-Indo-European *met(e)h₂, from *me (with). Compare Old Saxon mid, Old High German mit, Old Norse með.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. with

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: mid

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *midi.

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. with

Adverb[edit]

mid

  1. with, together, along