See also: méar

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mear (plural mears)

  1. Alternative form of mere ("boundary").

See alsoEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mear in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


Dutch Low SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Dutch maar.

ConjunctionEdit

mear

  1. but

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly related to English merry and its Germanic cognates.[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mear (genitive singular masculine mear, genitive singular feminine mire, plural meara, comparative mire)

  1. quick, fast, nimble, lively, spirited
  2. precipitate, hasty, rash; quick-tempered, fiery
  3. (literary)
    1. mad, crazy
    2. furious, raging, mad angry

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

mear (present analytic mearann, future analytic mearfaidh, verbal noun mearadh, past participle meartha)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of mearaigh (derange, distract; bewilder, confuse; excite, infuriate; bother, trouble; become distracted, bewildered; become infuriated)

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “mear”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • "mear" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “mear” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “mear” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin mediāre, present active infinitive of mediō, from Latin medius. Compare mediar (a borrowed doublet).

VerbEdit

mear (first-person singular present indicative meio, past participle meado)

  1. to halve (divide into two)

ConjugationEdit

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mēiō, mēiere, reinterpreted in Vulgar Latin as a first-conjugation verb (*mēiāre). Compare Portuguese mijar and English micturate.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /meˈaɾ/, [meˈaɾ]

VerbEdit

mear (first-person singular present meo, first-person singular preterite meé, past participle meado)

  1. to piss, to pee
    Synonyms: orinar, echar una meada
  2. (reflexive) to piss oneself

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West FrisianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Dutch meer. Also compare the native form mar (lake). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mear c (plural mearen, diminutive mearke)

  1. lake

Further readingEdit

mear”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Frisian māra, from Proto-West Germanic *maiʀō.

DeterminerEdit

mear

  1. comparative degree of folle: more

AdverbEdit

mear

  1. To a greater degree or extent, more
  2. Used to form the comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs where -er cannot be used.
Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

mear”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011