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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch mager, from Middle Dutch mager, from Old Dutch *magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

AdjectiveEdit

maer (attributive maere, not comparable)

  1. lean; fatless
  2. meager; skinny
  3. (figuratively) poor; financially bad
    Ons gaan nou deur maer jare.
    We're currently going through [some] financially bad years.

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BretonEdit

NounEdit

maer m (plural maered)

  1. mayor

InflectionEdit


WelshEdit

NounEdit

maer m (plural meiri)

  1. mayor, the head of a modern township
  2. (historical) mayor, the steward of a royal court[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wade-Evans, Arthur. Welsh Medieval Law. Oxford Univ., 1909. Accessed 1 Feb 2013.