mirre

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mirre f pl

  1. plural of mirra

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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)
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, Matheu 2:11, page 1v, column 2; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      and þei entriden in to þe hous .· ⁊ founden þe child wiþ marie his modir / and þei felden doun .· and woꝛſchipiden him / and whanne þei hadden openyde her treſouris .· þei offriden to hym ȝiftes. gold encenſe ⁊ myrre
      And they entered into the house, and found the child with Mary, his mother; then they fell down and worshipped him. And when they'd opened their treasures, they offered gifts to him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  2. The myrrh tree (Commiphora myrrha; the tree which produces myrrh).

Descendants[edit]

  • English: myrrh
  • Scots: myrrh

References[edit]


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. inflection of mirrar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative