See also: mere, Mere, merë, -mère, and -mere

Franco-Provençal

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French maire.

Noun

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mère m (plural mères) (ORB large)

  1. mayor

References

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  • maire in DicoFranPro: Dictionnaire Français/Francoprovençal – on dicofranpro.llm.umontreal.ca
  • mère in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French mere, from Old French medre, mere, from Latin mātrem, from Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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mère f (plural mères)

  1. mother

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Descendants

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  • Haitian Creole:

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Norman

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Norman Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nrm

Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old French medre, mere, from Latin māter, mātrem, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Noun

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mère f (plural mères)

  1. (France, Guernsey) mother
    • 1903, Edgar MacCulloch, “Proverbs, Weather Sayings, etc.”, in Guernsey Folk Lore[1], pages 530-31:
      Février dit à Janvier:—'Si j'étais à votre pièche je f'rais gelaïr le pots sus le faeu et les p'tits éfàns aux seins de leurs mères'—et pour son ìmpudence i' fut raccourchi de daeux jours, et Janvier fut aloigni.
      February said to January:—If I were in your place I would cause the pots to freeze on the fire, and babes at their mothers' breasts—and for his insolence he was shortened of two days, and January was lengthened.

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