muir

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish muir, from Proto-Celtic *mori (compare Welsh môr), from Proto-Indo-European *móri (compare Latin mare, English mere, German Meer, Dutch meer).

Noun[edit]

muir f (genitive singular mara, nominative plural mara)

  1. sea
    Ní fhanann muir le fear sotail.Time and tide wait for no man.
  2. (astronomy) mare

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
muir mhuir not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "muir" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • muir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

muir f (genitive singular marrey, plural muiraghyn)

  1. Alternative form of mooir

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
muir vuir unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (South Scots) mair

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mōr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [møːr], [myːr], [meːr], [miːr], [mjuːr]

Noun[edit]

muir (plural muirs)

  1. moor

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish muir, from Proto-Celtic *mori (compare Welsh môr), from Proto-Indo-European *móri (compare Latin mare, English mere, German Meer, Dutch meer).

Noun[edit]

muir m, f (genitive singular mara, plural marannan)

  1. sea, ocean
    Lean mi thar na mara thu.I followed thee over the sea.
    air muir 's air tìrby sea and by land
  2. wave
  3. pl large billows
  4. f worry, discomposure, mental suffering
    Nach ann air a tha a' mhuir an diugh!How troubled he is today!
    Tha muir ort an diugh, a Dhòmhnaill.You are in the dolours today, Donald.

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • muir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.