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English

Pronunciation

Etymologies 1, 2 and 3
Etymology 4

Etymology 1

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, Russian море.

Noun

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Singular
mere

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) The sea.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A pool or lake; a marsh.

Etymology 2

Old English mǣre.

Noun

Singular
mere

Plural
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mere ({{{1}}})
  1. A boundary; a boundary-marker.

Etymology 3

Anglo-Norman meer, from Old French mier, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] merus.

Adjective

mere (not comparable)

Positive
mere

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Just, only; the smallest amount.
    I saved a mere 10 pounds this week.

Etymology 4

Maori mere.

Noun

Singular
mere

Plural
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mere ({{{1}}})
  1. A Maori war-club.

Italian

Adjective

mere f. [[Category:Template:lang:it adjective forms|mere]]

  1. Feminine plural of mero.

Old English

Etymology

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

Noun

mere m.

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

Declension

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


Descendants


Romanian

Noun

mere n. pl.

  1. Plural form of măr.

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