HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈmeːr]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mér
  • Rhymes: -eːr

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *měra (measure), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure).

VerbEdit

mér

  1. (transitive) to measure, gauge, weigh, clock, time (measure in the broadest sense)
  2. (transitive) to strike or deal (a blow), to inflict or mete out (a punishment)
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

(Compound words):

(With verbal prefixes):

Etymology 2Edit

From the casual pronunciation of mért (cf. miért), dropping the final -t.

AdverbEdit

mér

  1. Eye dialect spelling of mért (“why”).

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

mér

  1. (personal) dative of ég; (to) me
    Frá mér til þín.
    From me to you.

DeclensionEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognates include Latin macer, Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós) and Old English mæġer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mér m

  1. finger

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative mér mérL méoirL
Vocative méoir mérL méruH
Accusative mérN mérL méruH
Genitive méoirL mér mérN
Dative méorL méraib méraib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: méar
  • Manx: mair
  • Scottish Gaelic: meur

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mér
also mmér after a proclitic
mér
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
mér
also mmér after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.