See also: möer and mör

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Afrikaans moer

VerbEdit

moer (third-person singular simple present moers, present participle moering, simple past and past participle moered)

  1. (South Africa, transitive) To beat; to thrash.

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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch moer.

NounEdit

moer (plural moere)

  1. nut: female screw, which fits on a bolt
    Ek draai die moer vas
  2. seed tuber

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch moer.

NounEdit

moer (uncountable)

  1. dregs, lees, sediment (of liquid)

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

moer (present moer, present participle moerende, past participle gemoer)

  1. to hit someone very hard
    Ek gaan jou hard moer.I'm gonna beat the shit out of you.
DescendantsEdit
  • English: moer

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mur/, [muːr]
  • Hyphenation: moer
  • Rhymes: -ur

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of moeder (mother) by syncope of medial /d/.

NounEdit

moer f (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. (rare, archaic) mother
  2. a queen bee
  3. a female hare
  4. a female rabbit
  5. a female ferret
  6. the main in a structure; general version.
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Etymology 2Edit

A shortening of moerschroef, from moer (mother) +‎ schroef (bolt).

NounEdit

moer f (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. a type of fastener with a threaded hole; a nut
  2. (informal) something small and insignificant (in the phrase geen moer)
    Het kan me geen moer schelen.
    I do not care at all.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Caribbean Javanese: mur
  • Indonesian: mur
  • Papiamentu: mur, moer

Etymology 3Edit

Contraction of moeder, a dialectal variant of modder (mud).

NounEdit

moer f (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. sediment formed in various alcoholic drinks and vinegar; compare French: mère de vinaigre
DescendantsEdit
  • Papiamentu: moer (dated)

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle Dutch moer (morass), from Old Dutch [Term?], from Proto-West Germanic *mōr, from Proto-Germanic *mōraz. Related to meer (lake). Cognate with English moor, Old English mōr (moor, marsh).

NounEdit

moer n (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. morass, marsh, peat
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Etymology 5Edit

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

moer ?

  1. Alternative form of muur chickweed

ReferencesEdit

  • van Veen, P.A.F.; van der Sijs, Nicoline (1997) Etymologisch woordenboek: de herkomst van onze woorden (in Dutch), Utrecht; Antwerpen: Van Dale Lexicografie, →ISBN

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

moer f (plural moers)

  1. morass

GalicianEdit

 
Moendo millo ("milling corn") in a traditional watermill

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese moer, from Latin molere (to mill), from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (to grind, crush).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

moer (first-person singular present moio, first-person singular preterite moín, past participle moído)

  1. (transitive) to mill
  2. (transitive) to grind, to crush

ConjugationEdit

  • Note: mo- are changed to moi- before back vowels (a, o).
  • Note: this verb has, in addition to the regular past participle "moído", the irregular one, mudo.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • moer” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • moer” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • moer” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • moer” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German mager, from Old High German magar, from Proto-West Germanic *magr. Cognate with German mager, Dutch mager, Icelandic magur; also related to English meagre.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo.er/, [ˈmoː.ɐ]

AdjectiveEdit

moer (masculine moren or moeren, neuter moert, comparative méi moer, superlative am moersten)

  1. lean
  2. skinny, meagre

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

moer

  1. indefinite plural of mo m
  2. indefinite plural of moe m

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

moer f

  1. obsolete typography of mor
    • 1669, “Højr nu kiær SIRI mi”, in Den fyrste morgonblånen, Oslo: Novus, published 1990, page 48:
      højr Moer æg nu mæ dæg til Kioppinhaffn vil fara
      listen, Mother: Now I want to go to Copenhagen with you

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese moer, from Latin molere.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: mo‧er

VerbEdit

moer (first-person singular present indicative moo, past participle moído)

  1. (transitive) to mill
  2. (transitive) to grind, crush
    Synonym: esmagar
  3. (figuratively, colloquial, takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive) to tire; exhaust
    Synonyms: cansar, fatigar

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