See also mère, Mere, and -mere

English[edit | edit source]

Most common English words: condition « sleep « ex « #688: mere » agreement » ship » third

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Etymologies 1, 2 and 3
Etymology 4

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Old English mere, from Proto-Germanic *mariz, from Proto-Indo-European *mori. Cognate with Dutch meer, German Meer, Norwegian mar; and (from Indo-European) with Latin mare, Breton [[mor#Template:Br|mor]], Russian [[море#Template:Ru|море]].

Noun[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia

Singular
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  1. (obsolete) The sea.
  2. (dialectal or literary) A pool or lake; a marsh.
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Old English mǣre.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
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  1. A boundary; a boundary-marker.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ix:
      The Troian Brute did first that Citie found, / And Hygate made the meare thereof by West, / And Ouert gate by North: that is the bound / Toward the land; two riuers bound the rest.

Etymology 3[edit | edit source]

Template:Xno[[Category:Template:Xno derivations|Mere]] [[meer#Template:Xno|meer]], from Old French mier, from Latin merus.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Mere (comparative -, superlative merest)

  1. Just, only; the smallest amount; having no greater importance or extent.
    I saved a mere 10 pounds this week.
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Etymology 4[edit | edit source]

Template:Mi[[Category:Template:Mi derivations|Mere]] [[mere#Template:Mi|mere]] (more).

Noun[edit | edit source]

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  1. A Maori war-club.

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Danish[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old Norse meiri (more).

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /meːrə/, [ˈmeːɐ]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Mere

  1. more

Italian[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Mere f.

  1. Feminine plural of mero.

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Old English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri (sea). Cognate with Old Saxon meri (Dutch meer), Old High German meri (German Meer), Old Norse marr (Swedish mar). The IE root is also the source of Latin mare, Old Irish muir (Breton mor), Old Church Slavonic море (Russian море), Lithuanian mãre.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

mere m.

  1. sea, ocean
  2. lake, body of water

Declension[edit | edit source]

Singular Plural
nominative mere meras
accusative mere meras
genitive meres mera
dative mere merum

Descendants[edit | edit source]


Romanian[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

mere n. pl.

  1. Plural form of măr.

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