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 unchanged
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 tìr‎ ― by 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.