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IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish maer (steward), from Latin māior.

NounEdit

maor m (genitive singular maoir, nominative plural maoir)

  1. steward
  2. bailiff, warden, keeper
    1. supervisor, superintendent
    2. overseer, foreman
      Synonym: feighlí
  3. (military) major
    Synonym: maor airm
  4. (school) prefect
  5. keeper of herds, of flocks; herdsman
    Synonym: feighlí bó
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

maor m (genitive singular maoir)

  1. Alternative form of maghar (fry, sprat, small fish; bait; allurement)
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • "maor" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • maer” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish maer (steward), from Latin māior.

NounEdit

maor m (genitive singular maoir, plural maoir)

  1. officer (not military - see Usage notes)
  2. bailiff
    Synonym: bàillidh
  3. factor (person)
    Synonyms: bàillidh, seumarlan
  4. foreman
  5. baron
  6. gravedigger

Usage notesEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
maor mhaor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • maer” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.