See also: maïr

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mair (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) more

AdverbEdit

mair (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) more

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish maraid, mairid (lasts, persists, is extant, remains in existence; remains alive, survives, is left).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mair (present analytic maireann, future analytic mairfidh, verbal noun maireachtáil, past participle mairthe)

  1. to live, remain, survive
    Go maire tú é.
    May you live to enjoy it.
    Maireann croí éadrom a bhfad.
    A light heart lives long.
    Mairim anseo.
    I live here
    Sláinte chuig na fir agus go maire na mná go deo!
    Health to the men and may the women live forever!
  2. to last (endure, hold out, continue)
    Mairfidh an mhóin dúinn coicís eile.
    The turf will last us another fortnight.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mair mhair unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish mér, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

NounEdit

mair f (genitive ?, plural meir)

  1. finger, digit
  2. prong
  3. key (of piano):
  4. hand (of clock):
  5. tributary (of river):

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English māra (compare English more).

AdjectiveEdit

mair (not comparable)

  1. bigger, greater

AdverbEdit

mair (not comparable)

  1. more
Derived termsEdit
  • mair by taiken
  • mair oot ower
  • the mair
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French maire (head of a city or town government), from Latin maior (bigger, greater, superior), comparative of magnus (big, great).

NounEdit

mair (plural mairs)

  1. (archaic) mayor
Derived termsEdit
  • mair o fee
  • mairship
  • shirra-mair

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English mōr.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

mair (plural mairs)

  1. (South Scots) moor

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish maraid, mairid (lasts, persists, is extant, remains in existence; remains alive, survives, is left).

VerbEdit

mair (verbal nouns mairsinn, and maireann, and maireachdainn)

  1. last, continue

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 6 March 2014, at 03:33