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Etymology 1Edit

Late 17th century, unknown origin, possibly Welsh moedro to worry or bother. Possible alternative from the Welsh meidda (to beg for whey) or perhaps meiddio (to dare or venture). Bear in mind that the "dd" in Welsh corresponds in sound to the "th" in mither, and English also has moider and moither.

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VerbEdit

mither (third-person singular simple present mithers, present participle mithering, simple past and past participle mithered)

  1. (intransitive, Northern England) To make an unnecessary fuss, moan, bother.
  2. (transitive, Northern England) To pester or irritate someone. Usually directed at children.
    Will you stop mithering me!
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Etymology 2Edit

Late variant of Old English mōdor.

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NounEdit

mither (plural mithers)

  1. (Scotland and Northern England) mother

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mirer (to look at; to watch), from Latin mīror, mīrārī (be amazed at).

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

mither

  1. (Jersey, reflexive, s'mither) to look at oneself in the mirror

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English moder, from Old English mōdor, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɪðər]
  • (Mid Northern Scots, Shetlandic) IPA(key): [ˈmɪdər]

NounEdit

mither (plural mithers)

  1. mother

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