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See also: Cheri, chéri, and cherī

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Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French chéri

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cheri

  1. darling, sweetheart
    Synonym: gate

Middle EnglishEdit

 
cheries

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman cheri, from Old Northern French cherise (cherry), from Vulgar Latin ceresia, a reinterpretation of the neuter plural of Late Latin ceresium, from Latin cerasium (cerasum, cerasus (cherry tree)), from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry fruit), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), and ultimately possibly derived from a language of Asia Minor. Displaced Old English ciris (also from Vulgar Latin ceresia), which died out after the Norman invasion and was replaced by the French-derived word.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃɛriː/, /ˈtʃiriː/

NounEdit

cheri (plural cheries)

  1. cherry (fruit)
  2. (rare) cherry tree[2]

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ cheri” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ cherī, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-04-19.

RomaniEdit

NounEdit

cheri m (plural chera)

  1. sky

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cheri

  1. Aspirate mutation of ceri.