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mare

See also: Mare and maré

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English mare, mere, from Old English mere, miere (female horse, mare), from Proto-Germanic *marhijō (female horse), from Proto-Indo-European *mark-, *marḱ- (horse). Cognate with Scots mere, meir, mear (mare), North Frisian mar (mare, horse), West Frisian merje (mare), Dutch merrie (mare), German Mähre (mare), Danish mær (mare), Swedish märr (mare), Icelandic meri (mare). Related also to Old English mearh (male horse, steed).

Alternative etymology cites derivation via Old English mere, miere, from Proto-Germanic *marhijō (compare Dutch merrie, German Mähre), from *marhaz (horse) (compare Old English mearh), from Gaulish markos (compare Welsh march), from Iranian marikas (compare Old Persian marikas 'male, manly'), from maryas (compare Avestan mairya 'man; male animal'); akin to Sanskrit máryas 'young man; stallion'. More at marry.

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NounEdit

mare (plural mares)

  1. An adult female horse.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ [] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, [].
  2. (UK, pejorative, slang) A foolish woman.
    • 2007, Hester Browne, Little Lady, Big Apple
      The silly mare phoned your mother, talking about applying for a mortgage, and we don't want that, do we?
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  • (adult female horse): foal and filly refer to younger horses, pony can refer to adult horses of either gender under a certain height.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English mare, from Old English mare (nightmare, monster), from Proto-Germanic *marǭ (nightmare, incubus) (compare Dutch (dial.) mare, German (dial.) Mahr, Old Norse mara ( > Danish mare, Swedish mara 'incubus, nightmare')), from Proto-Indo-European *mor- (feminine evil spirit). Akin to Old Irish Morrígain 'elf queen', Albanian tmerr (horror), Polish zmora 'nightmare', Czech mura 'nightmare, moth', Greek Μόρα (Móra).

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mare (plural mares)

  1. (obsolete outside dialects) A type of evil spirit thought to sit on the chest of a sleeping person; also the feeling of suffocation felt during sleep; a nightmare.
  2. (UK, colloquial) (Shortening of nightmare) A nightmare; a frustrating or terrible experience.
    I'm having a complete mare today.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Latin mare (sea).

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NounEdit

mare (plural maria)

  1. (planetology) A dark, large circular plain; a “sea”.
  2. (planetology) On Saturn's moon Titan, a large expanse of what is thought to be liquid hydrocarbons.
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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Plurale tantum; plural of variant marë, from Latin marum ‘cat thyme, kind of sage’.

NounEdit

mare f (definite singular marja)

  1. strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)
  2. strawberry tree fruit

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AromanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Latin mās, marem (male)

AdjectiveEdit

mare

  1. big, large, great

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mater, matrem.

NounEdit

mare f (plural mares)

  1. mother

CorsicanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mare.

NounEdit

mare m

  1. sea

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mara.

NounEdit

mare c (singular definite maren, plural indefinite marer)

  1. incubus, succubus

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with German Mär, from which German Märchen (fairy tales).

NounEdit

mare f (plural maren, diminutive maartje n)

  1. message, report, story
  2. rumor
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VerbEdit

mare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of maren

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mare f (plural maren, diminutive maartje n)

  1. depression in non-volcanic stone, compare maar

Etymology 3Edit

Related to nachtmerrie (nightmare), a compound in which the latter component (merrie (female horse)) is a corruption of mare. Analogously related to the latter components in English nightmare and French cauchemar.

NounEdit

mare f (plural mares, diminutive maartje n)

  1. a nocturnal monster or spirit that torments its victims while they are sleeping
  2. nightmare
  3. witch
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French mare, from Old French mare, from Old Norse marr (lake, sea, pool), from Proto-Germanic *mari (lake, sea), from Proto-Indo-European *mari-, *mori- (marsh, lake, sea). Akin to Old High German meri ("lake, sea"; > German Meer), Old Saxon meri, Old English mere ("pond, pool, mere"; > English mere). More at mere.

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mare f (plural mares)

  1. puddle
  2. pool

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IstriotEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin mare.

NounEdit

mare

  1. sea
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 99:
      Cume li va puleîto in alto mare!
      How they row well on the high seas!

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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mater, matrem.

NounEdit

mare f

  1. mother

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ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

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NounEdit

mare m (plural mari)

  1. sea

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mare

  1. rōmaji reading of まれ

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mare n (genitive maris); third declension

  1. sea
    • National motto of Canada
      a mari usque ad mare ("From sea to sea")

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter "pure" i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mare maria
genitive maris marium
dative marī maribus
accusative mare maria
ablative marī maribus
vocative mare maria

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NounEdit

mare m

  1. ablative singular of mas

MarauEdit

NounEdit

mare

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guinea (1961)

MungguiEdit

NounEdit

mare

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guinea (1961)

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mare.

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NounEdit

mare

  1. sea (a vast mass of salty water)

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mare, of Germanic origin.

NounEdit

mare f (plural mares)

  1. (Guernsey) pool

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *marǭ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mare f

  1. nightmare, evil spirit

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mare

  1. evil; bad

AdverbEdit

mare

  1. evilly; badly

PapumaEdit

NounEdit

mare

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guinea (1961)

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin mārem, accusative singular of mās (male).

AdjectiveEdit

mare 2 nom/acc forms

  1. big, large, great
    O mare mare.
    A big sea.
  2. great, mighty
    Un om mare.
    A great man.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

NounEdit

mare f (plural mări)

  1. sea
    Când am mers la mare, am înotat un pic și mai târziu am prins un pește mare.
    When I went to sea, I swam a little and later caught a big fish.
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SonsoroleseEdit

NounEdit

mare

  1. boy

TahitianEdit

NounEdit

mare

  1. (archaic) cough

Usage notesEdit

Use hota.


VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mater, matrem. Compare Italian madre

NounEdit

mare f (invariable)

  1. mother

ZazakiEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic [script needed] (م١را).

NounEdit

mare

  1. marriage