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English

Etymology 1

From Old English mearh Cognate with German Mähre, Dutch merrie, and related to Old French mare (horse), Breton marc'h (horse), Welsh march (horse).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mare

Plural
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  1. An adult female horse.
  2. (UK, slang) A foolish woman.
    • 2007, Hester Browne, Little Lady, Big Apple
    The silly mare phoned your mother, talking about applying for a mortgage, and we don't want that, do we?
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Etymology 2

Old English mare, from Proto-Germanic *maron-. Cognate with Dutch (regional) mare, German (regional) Mahr, Old Norse mara (incubus, nightmare) (Danish mare, Swedish mara); compare also Polish zmora (nightmare) (earlier mora), Czech mura (nightmare, moth).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mare

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A type of evil spirit thought to sit on the chest of a sleeping person; also the feeling of suffocation felt during sleep; a nightmare.
  2. (UK, colloquial) (Shortening of nightmare) A nightmare; a frustrating or terrible experience.
    I'm having a complete mare today.
Derived terms

Etymology 3

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mare (sea).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mare

Plural
mar

mare (mar)
  1. (planetology) A dark, large circular plain; a “sea”.
  2. (planetology) On Saturn's moon Titan, a large expanse of what is thought to be liquid hydrocarbons.

Catalan

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] mater.

Noun

mare f.

  1. mother

Corsican

Noun

mare m.

  1. sea

Danish

Noun

mare

  1. pasture

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

mare f. (plural: maren, diminutive: maartje)

  1. (formal) message, report, story
  2. (formal) rumor
  3. depression in non-volcanic stone, cf maar

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

mare f. (plural mares)

  1. puddle
  2. pool

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈmare]

Noun

mare m. (plural mari)

  1. sea

Related terms

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun

mare (genitive maris); n, third declension

  1. sea

Derived terms

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative mare maria
genitive maris marium
dative marī maribus
accusative mare maria
ablative marī maribus
vocative mare maria

Noun

mare m.

  1. ablative singular of mas (man).

Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *maron-.

Pronunciation

Noun

mare f.

  1. nightmare, evil spirit

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative mare maran
accusative maran maran
genitive maran marena
dative maran marum

Descendants


Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] mare

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈmare]

Adjective

mare 2 nom/acc forms

  1. big, large, great

Inflection


Noun

mare f. (plural mări)

  1. sea

Declension


Sonsorolese

Noun

mare

  1. boy

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