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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

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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.

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
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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.

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

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle Dutch moer (morass), from Old Dutch [Term?], 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

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NounEdit

moer ?

  1. Alternative form of muur chickweed

ReferencesEdit

  • Dr. P.A.F. van Veen e.a., Etymologisch Woordenboek. De herkomst van onze woorden., Van Dale Lexicografie, 1989 [Dutch etymological dictionary, in Dutch]

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GalicianEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

13th century. 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

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Related termsEdit

  • amoado (liquid dough; mixture)
  • moa (molar; millstone)
  • moenda (action of milling)
  • muíña (chaff)
  • muíño (mill)
  • muiñeira (Galician traditional dance and bagpipe music)

ReferencesEdit

  • moer” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • 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 Old High German magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz. Cognate with German mager, Dutch mager, Icelandic magur; also related to English meagre.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /moː(e)ʀ/, [ˈmoː.ɐ]

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. lean
  2. skinny, meagre

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese moer, from Latin molere, present active infinitive of molō (I grind, I mill).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) to mill
  2. (transitive) to grind, crush
  3. (figuratively, colloquial, takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive) to tire; exhaust

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