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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French mesure, from Latin mēnsūra (a measuring, rule, something to measure by).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

miosúr m (genitive singular miosúir, nominative plural miosúir)

  1. measure (unspecified quantity or capacity; ruler, measuring stick)
  2. tape measure, measuring tape

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • as miosúr (beyond measure, boundless; exceeding, immoderate, extraordinary)

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

  • misúr” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "miosúr" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “miosúr” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “miosúr” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.