muir

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Interlingue[edit]

Verb[edit]

muir

  1. to moo, to low

Conjugation[edit]


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.
    Synonym: farraige
  2. (astronomy) mare

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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.

Further reading[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.
  • Entries containing “muir” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “muir” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

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]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English mōr.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

muir (plural muirs)

  1. moor

Derived terms[edit]


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.

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The nominative can be either masculine or feminine, the genitive is usually feminine.
  • muir and cuan are common words for sea and ocean respectively. fairge, on the other hand, is a poetic term that implies the rough sea.

Derived terms[edit]

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
  • muir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.