See also: Maire and Máire

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French maire, from Latin māior, māiōrem (elder). Compare the doublet majeur.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

maire m (plural maires, feminine maire or mairesse)

  1. mayor
    Synonym: bourgmestre

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Irish edit

Verb edit


  1. present subjunctive analytic of mair

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maire mhaire not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Old French maire, from Latin māior (elder).

Noun edit

maire m (plural maires)

  1. (Jersey) mayor

Occitan edit

Etymology edit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin māter, matrem (mother).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

maire f (plural maires)

  1. mother

Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin māior, māiōrem.

Adjective edit

maire m (oblique and nominative feminine singular maire)

  1. primary; principal; most major

Noun edit

maire oblique singularm (oblique plural maires, nominative singular maires, nominative plural maire)

  1. a senior public official

Descendants edit

  • English: mayor
  • French: maire