Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

mǣþ f

  1. measure, degree, proportion
  2. measure or extent of power; ability, capacity, efficacy
  3. degree, rank, status, condition
  4. due measure, right
  5. due measure in regard to others; honour, respect

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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *mēþą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂meh₁-. Equivalent to māwan +‎ .

NounEdit

mǣþ n

  1. mowing, hay harvest

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: math

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