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Etymology 1

From Old French mete, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mēta (post, goal, marker).

Noun

Singular
mete

Plural
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mete ({{{1}}})
  1. A boundary or other limit; a boundary-marker.

Etymology 2

Old English metan, from Germanic *meta-, from Indo-European *med- (measure, consider). Cognate with Dutch meten, German messen, Swedish mäta; and (from Indo-European) with Greek μέδεσθαι (médesthai), care for), Latin mētīrī (to measure).

Verb

Infinitive
to mete

Third person singular
met

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to mete (third-person singular simple present met, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To measure.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.).
    • 1833Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses
      Match'd with an agèd wife, I mete and dole
      Unequal laws unto a savage race
Translations

Italian

Noun

mete f.

  1. Plural form of meta.

Middle English

Etymology

From Old English "mēte" Note: The oldest root according to multiple sources is the Old English. However, there the Indo-European Root mē- has multiple entries and variants. For an online reference check Bartleby.com's list of Indo-European Roots[1] (Note: Begin there but use the navigation link on their site to explore the next four entries for the root word).

Noun

mēte Middle English alternative spelling of mēte: met, methe, meate, meit(e, mette, meitte, mate & (early) mæte, (sg. gen. mætes), Pl. mtes & mten.)

  1. meat
  2. food
  3. dream
  4. equal
  5. boundary, target, point, position

Verb

mēte Middle English alternative spelling of mēte: meten, meete

  1. to dream
  2. to meet, come together

Adjective

mēte Middle English alternative spelling of mēte: meete

  1. suitable, fitting, appropriate
  2. pleasing, also accommodating and useful
  3. right shape or size, well-fitting

Adverb

mēte

  1. appropriately
  2. copiously

References

  • The Middle English Dictionary (M.E.D.)[2]
  • Riverside Chaucer[3]
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Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *matiz

Noun

mete m.

  1. food

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