moer

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

moer ‎(plural moere)

  1. nut: female screw, which fits on a bolt
    Ek draai die moer vas
  2. seed tuber

moer ‎(uncountable)

  1. dregs, lees, sediment (of liquid)

Verb[edit]

moer ‎(present moer, present participle moerende, past participle gemoer)

  1. to hit someone very hard
    Ek gaan jou hard moer.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of moeder ‎(mother) by syncope of medial /d/.

Noun[edit]

moer f ‎(plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. (rare, archaic) mother
  2. a queen bee
  3. a female hare
  4. a female rabbit
  5. a female ferret
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Etymology 2[edit]

A shortening of moerschroef, from moer ‎(mother) +‎ schroef ‎(bolt).

Noun[edit]

moer f ‎(plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. a type of fastener with a threaded hole; a nut
  2. (informal) something small and insignificant (in the phrase geen moer)
    Het kan me geen moer schelen.
    I do not care at all.

Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of moeder, a dialectal variant of modder ‎(mud).

Noun[edit]

moer f ‎(plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. sediment formed in various alcholic drinks and vinegar; compare French: mère de vinaigre

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle Dutch moer ‎(morass), from Old Dutch [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *mōraz. Related to meer ‎(lake). Cognate with English moor, Old English mōr ‎(moor, marsh).

Noun[edit]

moer n ‎(plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. morass, marsh, peat

Etymology 5[edit]

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Noun[edit]

moer ?

  1. Alternative form of muur chickweed

References[edit]

  • Dr. P.A.F. van Veen e.a., Etymologisch Woordenboek. De herkomst van onze woorden., Van Dale Lexicografie, 1989 [Dutch etymological dictionary, in Dutch]

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Adjective[edit]

moer ‎(masculine moeren or moren, neuter moert, comparative méi moer, superlative am moersten)

  1. lean
  2. skinny, meagre

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese moer, from Latin molere, present active infinitive of molō ‎(I grind, I mill).

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Verb[edit]

moer

  1. (transitive) to mill
  2. (transitive) to grind, crush
  3. (figuratively, colloquial, takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive) to tire; exhaust

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