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Meu
See also: meü, MEU, and me'u

English

Etymology 1

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Meu

From Latin m?um ("umbelliferous plant, Meum athamanticum"), from Ancient Greek ? (mêon), probably from (meîon, "lesser") for its small size. The English form came perhaps via Middle French meu, a word which is only attested a 14th cent. example and later in 1568.[1]

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

meu (uncountable)

  1. Meum athamanticum, a European herb.
Synonyms

References

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Alternative forms

Noun

meu (plural meus)

  1. (historical) The minister of finance of Dahomey

References

  1. ^ "meu, n.", in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

Anagrams


Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos. Compare Romanian meu.

Pronoun

meu m (feminine mea or meaea, masculine plural mei, feminine plural meali or meale)

  1. my; first-person masculine singular possessive pronoun

Usage notes

Always preceded by 'a'- "a meu".

Related terms

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Catalan

Etymology

From Old Catalan meu, from Latin meus, meum, from Proto-Italic *meos. The feminine form was mia in Old Catalan, but this was extended to meva or meua by analogy with the masculine form. This happened because the -u was not understood as a masculine ending anymore, having been lost in nouns (unlike Spanish, Portuguese and Italian -o).

The weak possessive mon is also from Latin meus, meum, but as an unstressed monosyllabic form.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

meu (feminine meva or meua, masculine plural meus, feminine plural meves or meues)

  1. my, mine

Usage notes

When preceding a noun, meu is always preceded by the appropriate definite article.

Declension

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Galician

Etymology

Inherited from Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

meu m (masculine singular meu, masculine plural meus, feminine singular miña, feminine plural miñas)

  1. (possessive) mine
  2. (possessive) my

Interjection

meu

  1. man (used to place emphasis upon something or someone)
    Éche o que hai, meu. Hai que roelo.
    Things are like that, my friend. You must endure it.

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Ligurian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek (môlos), (mólos), itself from Latin m?l?s.

Pronunciation

Noun

meu m (invariable)

  1. jetty, pier, mole
    • 1984, Fabrizio De André (lyrics), Mauro Pagani (music), "Sidón", in Crêuza de mâ [Muletrack by the sea], performed by Fabrizio De André:
      E dòpp'i færi in gôa, i færi da prixón / e 'nte ferîe a seménsa velenóza da deportaçión / perché de nòstro, da-a cianûa a-o meu / no peu ciù crésce ni èrbo, ni spîga, ni figeu
      And after the iron in the throat, the iron of the prison, and the poisonous seed of deportation inside the wounds, because no tree, or spike, or boy of ours is allowed to grow any longer, from the plain to the pier

Old Catalan

Etymology

From Latin meum.

Adjective

meu (feminine mia, masculine plural meus, feminine plural mies)

  1. my, mine

Synonyms

Descendants

  • Catalan: meu

Old French

Alternative forms

  • meü (diaereses not universally used in transcriptions of Old French)

Verb

meu

  1. past participle of movoir

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

meu m (feminine minha, plural meus, feminine plural minhas)

  1. First-person singular possessive pronoun.
    1. Pertaining or belonging to me; my; mine.
      O meu computador.
    2. That serves or interests me; my; mine.
      O meu ônibus.
    3. Introduced by me; my.
      O herói da minha história.
    4. Merited by me; my.
      Ainda não recebi o meu dinheiro.

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:meu.

See also

Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person meu minha meus minhas
Second person teu tua teus tuas
Third person seu sua seus suas
Plural First person nosso nossa nossos nossas
Second person vosso vossa vossos vossas
Third person seu sua seus suas
See also: Appendix:Possessive#Portuguese


Interjection

meu!

  1. (Brazil, slang, chiefly São Paulo) hey; oi (used vocatively to draw someone's attention)
  2. (Brazil, slang) whoa (used to express surprise)

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:meu.


Romanian

Alternative forms

  • me? (old orthography)

Etymology

From Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos.

Pronunciation

Determiner

meu m or n (feminine singular mea, masculine plural mei, feminine and neuter plural mele)

  1. (genitive form of eu used as a possessive determiner) my

Declension

Pronoun

meu m or n

  1. (preceded by "al") mine

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