See also: Meer and -meer

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See mere.

NounEdit

meer (plural meers)

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

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

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 []
    • 1742, Isaac Watts, Philosophical Essays on Various Subjects
      And so we may have an ever-growing Idea of infinite Number as well as infinite Space or Emptiness, yet it is a meer Idea, and hath no real Existence without us.

Etymology 3Edit

See mayor.

NounEdit

meer (plural meers)

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

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meer (plural mere)

  1. lake

SynonymsEdit


Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

AdverbEdit

meer

  1. (Uri) more

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

meer n (plural meren, diminutive meertje n)

  1. lake
  2. (obsolete, literary) sea
    Synonym: zee
Derived termsEdit

-in hydronyms and toponyms:

DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: meer

Etymology 2Edit

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

DeterminerEdit

meer

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

Etymology 3Edit

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.

AdverbEdit

meer

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

HunsrikEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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.

PronounEdit

meer

  1. we
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

PronounEdit

meer

  1. stressed dative of ich.
InflectionEdit

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

meer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of meō

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdverbEdit

mêer

  1. Alternative form of mêe

Further readingEdit