See also: Ire, IrE, IRE, iré, íre, ìre, Irē, -ire, and -iré

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /aɪɹ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /aɪ.ə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(r)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ire, yre, shortened form of iren (iron). More at iron.

NounEdit

ire

  1. (obsolete) Iron.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chaucer and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      the cruel ire, red as any gleed

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ire, from Old French ire (ire), from Latin īra (wrath, rage), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eysh₂- (to fall upon, act sharply) (compare Old English ofost (haste, zeal), Old Norse eisa (to race forward), Ancient Greek ἱερός (hierós, supernatural, holy), οἶστρος (oîstros, frenzy; gadfly), Avestan 𐬀𐬈𐬯𐬨𐬀(aesma, anger), Sanskrit एषति (eṣati, to drive on)).

NounEdit

ire (uncountable)

  1. (literary, poetic) Great anger; wrath; keen resentment.
    • (Can we date this quote by Geoffrey Chaucer and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?), The Knight's Tale.
      That lord is now of Thebes the Citee,
      Fulfild of ire and of iniquitee,
      He, for despit and for his tirannye,
      To do the dede bodyes vileynye,
      Of alle oure lordes, whiche that been slawe,
      Hath alle the bodyes on an heep ydrawe,
      And wol nat suffren hem, by noon assent,
      Neither to been yburyed nor ybrent.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Sidney and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      She lik'd not his desire; Fain would be free, but dreaded parents' ire.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Gower and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?), Confessio Amantis
      "My good father, tell me this;
      "What thing is ire?
      Sonne, it is That in our English wrath is hote."
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iii]:
      If I digg'd up thy forefathers graves, And hung their rotten coffins up in chains, It could not slake mine ire, nor ease my heart.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 9”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      Or Neptune's ire, or Juno's, that so long Perplex'd the Greek and Cytherea's son.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 10”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      The sentence, from thy head remov'd, may light On me, sole cause to thee of all this woe; Me! me! only just object of his ire.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      For this th' avenging pow'r employs his darts, And empties all his quiver in our hearts; Thus will persist, relentless in his ire, 'Till the fair slave be render'd to her sire
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VerbEdit

ire (third-person singular simple present ires, present participle iring, simple past and past participle ired)

  1. (transitive) To anger; to fret; to irritate.
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DongxiangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mongolic *ire-, compare Mongolian ирэх (ireh), Daur irgw.

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VerbEdit

ire

  1. to come

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin īra.

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NounEdit

ire f (plural ires)

  1. (archaic, literary or poetic) ire, anger
    Synonym: colère

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ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

ire f

  1. plural of ira

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin īre, present active infinitive of .

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ire

  1. (obsolete, regional, literary) to go

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

īre

  1. present active infinitive of

ReferencesEdit

  • ire in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

DeterminerEdit

ire

  1. Alternative form of hire

PronounEdit

ire

  1. Alternative form of hire

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Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

ire

  1. Alternative form of hire

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Etymology 3Edit

From Old English ēare.

NounEdit

ire

  1. Alternative form of ere (ear)

Etymology 4Edit

DeterminerEdit

ire

  1. Alternative form of here (their)
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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French ire < Latin īra.

NounEdit

ire f (plural ires)

  1. ire; rage; fury

DescendantsEdit

  • French: ire

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

ire m (definite singular iren, indefinite plural irer, definite plural irene)

  1. person from Ireland, Irishman.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

ire m (definite singular iren, indefinite plural irar, definite plural irane)

  1. person from Ireland, Irishman.

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin īra.

NounEdit

ire f (oblique plural ires, nominative singular ire, nominative plural ires)

  1. ire, anger, rage

DescendantsEdit

  • English: ire
  • French: ire (now rare)

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Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

PronounEdit

ire

  1. Alternative form of ira

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

ire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of irar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of irar
  3. third-person singular imperative of irar