DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

mær c (singular definite mæren, plural indefinite mære)

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

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FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

mær sg

  1. me, dative singular of eg (I)

DeclensionEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mær f (genitive singular meyjar, nominative plural meyjar)

  1. (poetic) maiden

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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

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

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

mær

  1. Alternative form of mjór
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdjectiveEdit

mær

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

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

mǣr

  1. famous, glorious

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