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Etymology

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From Old Norse merr (mare, female horse), from Proto-Germanic *marhijō, cognate with English mare, German Mähre. Derived from *marhaz (male horse), which is preserved in the word marshall, Danish marskal.

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  • IPA(key): /mɛːˀr/, [ˈmɛˀɐ̯], [ˈmæɐ̯ˀ]

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mær c (singular definite mæren, plural indefinite mære)

  1. bitch (a spiteful woman)
  2. tart (a woman with loose sexual morals)
  3. (archaic) old mare

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Faroese

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mær sg

  1. me, dative singular of eg (I)

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Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse mær, from Proto-Germanic *mawī.

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mær f (genitive singular meyjar, nominative plural meyjar)

  1. maiden

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Old Norse

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Germanic *mawī (girl). Cognate with Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍅𐌹 (mawi).

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mær f (genitive meyjar, dative meyju, plural meyjar)

  1. maid, girl, virgin
  2. (poetic) daughter
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  • Icelandic: mær, mey, meyja
  • Faroese: moy, moyggj
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: møy
  • Norwegian Bokmål: møy
  • Swedish:
  • Danish:

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

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mær

  1. Alternative form of mjór
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Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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mær

  1. strong feminine nominative singular of mærr
  2. strong neuter nominative/accusative plural of mærr

Old Swedish

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse mærr, from Proto-Germanic *mērijaz.

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mǣr

  1. famous, glorious
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse mér, from Proto-Norse ᛗᛖᛉ (meʀ), from Proto-Germanic *miz.

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mær

  1. dative of iak
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Swedish

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mær ?

  1. Archaic form of märr (mare).