meu

See also: meü, MEU, and me'u

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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Meu

From Latin mēum ‎(umbelliferous plant, Meum athamanticum), from Ancient Greek μῆον ‎(mêon), probably from μεῖον ‎(meîon, lesser) for its small size. The English form came perhaps via Middle French meu, a word which is only attested a 14th cent. example and later in 1568.[1]

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meu ‎(uncountable)

  1. Meum athamanticum, a European herb.
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Etymology 2Edit

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Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

meu ‎(plural meus)

  1. (historical) The minister of finance of Dahomey

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ meu, n.” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos. Compare Daco-Romanian meu.

PronounEdit

meu m ‎(feminine mea or meaea, masculine plural mei, feminine plural meali or meale)

  1. my; first-person masculine singular possessive pronoun

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Usage notesEdit

Always preceded by 'a'- "a meu".


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Catalan meu, from Latin meus, meum, from Proto-Italic *meos. The feminine form was mia in Old Catalan, but this was extended to meva or meua by analogy with the masculine form. This happened because the -u was not understood as a masculine ending anymore, having been lost in nouns (unlike Spanish, Portuguese and Italian -o).

AdjectiveEdit

meu ‎(feminine meva or meua, masculine plural meus, feminine plural meves or meues)

  1. my, mine

Usage notesEdit

When preceding a noun, meu is always preceded by the appropriate definite article.

DeclensionEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus

PronounEdit

meu m (masculine plural meus, feminine miña, feminine plural miñas)

  1. (possessive) mine

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Old CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin meum.

AdjectiveEdit

meu ‎(feminine mia, masculine plural meus, feminine plural mies)

  1. my, mine

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DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • meü (diaereses not universally used in transcriptions of Old French)

VerbEdit

meu

  1. past participle of movoir

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

meu m (feminine minha, plural meus, feminine plural minhas)

  1. First-person singular possessive pronoun.
    1. Pertaining or belonging to me; my; mine.
      O meu computador.
    2. That serves or interests me; my; mine.
      O meu ônibus.
    3. Introduced by me; my.
      O herói da minha história.
    4. Merited by me; my.
      Ainda não recebi o meu dinheiro.

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:meu.

See alsoEdit

Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person meu minha meus minhas
Second person teu tua teus tuas
Third person seu sua seus suas
Plural First person nosso nossa nossos nossas
Second person vosso vossa vossos vossas
Third person seu sua seus suas
See also: Appendix:Possessive#Portuguese


InterjectionEdit

meu!

  1. (Brazil, slang, chiefly São Paulo) hey; oi (used to draw someone’s attention)
  2. (Brazil, slang) whoa (used to express surprise)

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:meu.


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos.

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

meu m

  1. (genitive form of eu used as a possessive determiner/adjective) my

DeclensionEdit

singular plural
masculine & neuter feminine masculine feminine & neuter
(al) meu (a) mea (ai) mei (ale) mele

PronounEdit

meu m ‎(possessive pronouns)

  1. (preceded by "al") mine

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