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- Rhymes: -ɪd
From Middle English, from Old English mid (“with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, into the presence of, through, by means of, by, among, in, at (time), in the sight of, opinion of”, preposition), from Proto-Germanic *midi (“with”), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (“with”). Cognate with North Frisian mits (“with”), Dutch met (“with”), German mit (“with”), Danish med (“with”), Icelandic með (“with”), Ancient Greek μετά (metá, “among, between, with”), Albanian me (“with, together”), Sanskrit (smat, “together, at the same time”).
From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (“mid, middle, midway”), from Proto-Germanic *midjaz (“mid, middle”, adjective), from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (“between, in the middle, middle”). Cognate with Dutch mits (“provided that”), German mitte (“center, middle, mean”), Icelandic miðr (“middle”, adjective), Latin medius (“middle, medium”). See also middle.
mid (not comparable)
- Denoting the middle part.
- mid ocean
- Occupying a middle position; middle.
- mid finger
- mid hour of night
- (linguistics) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; said of certain vowel sounds; as, a (ale), / (/ll), / (/ld).
From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (“midst, middle”, noun), from Proto-Germanic *midją, *midjǭ, *midjô (“middle, center”) < *midjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *medhy- (“between, in the middle, middle”), *medʰyo-. Cognate with German Mitte (“center, middle, midst”), Danish midje (“middle”), Icelandic midja (“middle”). See also median, Latin medianus.
mid (plural mids)
German Low German
From Old Saxon mid, from Proto-Germanic *midi (“with”), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (“with”). Cognate with North Frisian mits (“with”), Dutch met (“with”), German mit (“with”). For more, see English mid.
- IPA: /mɪt/
- (in some dialects) with
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From Proto-Germanic *midi.