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meu

See also: meü, MEU, and me'u

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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NounEdit

meu (uncountable)

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

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NounEdit

meu (plural meus)

  1. (historical) The minister of finance of Dahomey

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ReferencesEdit

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

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Catalan meu, from Latin meum. 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.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus

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PronounEdit

meu m (feminine minha plural meus feminine plural minhas)

  1. First-person singular possessive pronoun.
    1. Pertaining 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.

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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


InterjectionEdit

meu!

  1. (slang, São Paulo city) Draws attention to the speaker.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin meus.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

meu

  1. (genitive form of eu, used as possessive adjective) my

DeclensionEdit

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

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