See also: Meer and -meer

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Etymology 1

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See mere.

Noun

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meer (plural meers)

  1. A boundary.
  2. Obsolete form of mere (a lake).

Etymology 2

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Adjective

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meer (comparative meerer, superlative meerest)

  1. Obsolete form of mere.
    • 1720, John Enty, Truth and Liberty consistent:
      For, is this more contrary to Scripture [] than 'tis to say, that our blessed Saviour is a meer Man []
    • 1733, I[saac] W[atts], “Essay I. A Fair Enquiry and Debate Concerning Space. Sect[ion] XII. Space Nothing Real, but a Meer Abstract Idea.”, in Philosophical Essays on Various Subjects, [], London: [] Richard Ford [], and Richard Hett [], →OCLC, page 44:
      And ſo vve may have an ever-grovving Idea of infinite Number as vvell as infinite Space or Emptineſs, yet it is a meer Idea, and hath no real Exiſtence vvithout us.

Etymology 3

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See mayor.

Noun

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meer (plural meers)

  1. Obsolete form of mayor.
  2. Obsolete form of mair.

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Afrikaans

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Etymology 1

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From Dutch meer, from Middle Dutch mēre, from Old Dutch meri, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun

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meer (plural mere)

  1. lake
    Synonym: pan

Etymology 2

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From Dutch meer, from Middle Dutch mêre, from Old Dutch *mēro, from Proto-West Germanic *maiʀō, from Proto-Germanic *maizô.

Determiner

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meer

  1. more

Alemannic German

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Etymology

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From Old High German mēro, from Proto-Germanic *maizô. Compare German mehr, Dutch meer, Saterland Frisian moor, English more, Icelandic meira, Swedish mera, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌶𐌰 (maiza).

Adverb

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meer

  1. (Uri) more

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Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch mēre, from Old Dutch meri, from Proto-West Germanic *mari, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun

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meer n (plural meren, diminutive meertje n)

  1. lake
    We gingen zwemmen in het meer.We went swimming in the lake.
    Het meer was kalm en helder.The lake was calm and clear.
    Er zijn veel vissen in dat meer.There are many fish in that lake.
  2. (obsolete, literary) sea
    Synonym: zee
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-in hydronyms and toponyms:

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  • Afrikaans: meer

Etymology 2

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From Middle Dutch mêre, from Old Dutch *mēro, from Proto-West Germanic *maiʀō, from Proto-Germanic *maizô.

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meer

  1. comparative degree of veel; more.
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  • Afrikaans: meer
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: mere
  • Jersey Dutch: mêr
  • Negerhollands: meer
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: maer

Etymology 3

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From Middle Dutch mêer, from Old Dutch mēr. This form stood alongside the older Middle Dutch mêe, from Old Dutch *mē, from Proto-Germanic *maiz.

Adverb

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meer

  1. anymore, any longer
    Ik ben niet meer mee.
    I cannot follow anymore.
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Hunsrik

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Etymology 1

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From Middle High German wir, from Old High German wir, from Proto-West Germanic *wiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *wīz, *wiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂.

Compare German wir, Pennsylvania German mer, Yiddish מיר (mir), English we.

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meer

  1. we
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Etymology 2

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From Middle High German mir (me), from Old High German mir (me), from Proto-West Germanic *miʀ, from Proto-Germanic *miz (me), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-, *(e)me-n- (me). Cognate with Old English (me).

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meer

  1. stressed dative of ich.
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Latin

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Verb

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meer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of meō

Middle Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From Old Dutch *mēri, from Proto-Germanic *mairiją. Compare Middle English mēre and Icelandic landamæri.

Noun

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mêer ?

  1. border, boundary
  2. any marker for a border
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  • Dutch: (obsolete) meer

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Etymology 2

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From earlier mêe, modified by analogy with the adjective mêre.

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mêer

  1. Alternative form of mêe

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Nawdm

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Etymology

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Probably cognate with Kabiyé mɔɔʋ, Gur Lama mɩr, Mbelime míɛ́dè, Gourmanchéma míálì.

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meer d (plural meera ɦa)

  1. nose
  2. trunk (of an elephant)
  3. snout (of a pig)
  4. muzzle (of an animal, as a cow)

References

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  • Bakabima, Koulon Stéphane, Nicole, Jacques (2018) Nawdm-French Dictionary[1], SIL International