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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maiwiz, a byform of Proto-Germanic *maiwaz. Cognate with West Frisian meau, miuw, Old Saxon mēu (Middle Low German meve, from which German Möwe), Dutch meeuw, Old Norse már, mór.

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mǣw m

  1. gull, seagull
    On gōdum dæġe ic ġefō crabban and telle mǣwas.
    On a good day, I catch crabs and count seagulls.
    Mīn ealdfæder samnode mǣwa ǣġru oþ þæt ǣne dæġe sume mǣwas his ēagan ūt āhaccodon.
    My grandfather used to collect seagull eggs until one day some seagulls pecked out his eyes.
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