mirre

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mirre f pl

  1. plural of mirra

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English myrre, from Latin myrrha, from Ancient Greek μύρρα (múrrha), from a Semitic language. Reinforced by Old French mirre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mirre (uncountable)

  1. Myrrh (the dried sap of a tree of the species Commiphora myrrha)
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Matheu 2:11”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And thei entriden in to the hous, and founden the child with Marie, his modir; and thei felden doun, and worschipiden him. And whanne thei hadden openyd her tresouris, thei offryden to hym ȝiftis, gold, encense, and myrre
      And they went into the house, and found the child with Mary, his mother, and they kneeled down and worshiped him. And when they opened their treasures, they offered gifts to him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  2. The myrrh tree (Commiphora myrrha; the tree which produces myrrh).

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin myrrha (also murra), from Ancient Greek μύρρα (múrrha).

Noun[edit]

mirre f (oblique plural mirres, nominative singular mirre, nominative plural mirres)

  1. myrrh

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

mirre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of mirrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of mirrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of mirrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of mirrar