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Moer
See also: möer and mör

English

Etymology

Afrikaans moer

Verb

moer (third-person singular simple present moers, present participle moering, simple past and past participle moered)

  1. (South Africa, transitive) To beat; to thrash.

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Afrikaans

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Dutch moer.

Noun

moer (plural moere)

  1. nut: female screw, which fits on a bolt
    Ek draai die moer vas
  2. seed tuber

Etymology 2

From Dutch moer.

Noun

moer (uncountable)

  1. dregs, lees, sediment (of liquid)

Etymology 3

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

Verb

moer (present moer, present participle moerende, past participle gemoer)

  1. to hit someone very hard
    Ek gaan jou hard moer. - I'm gonna beat the shit out of you.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mur/, [mu:r]
  • Hyphenation: moer
  • Rhymes: -ur

Etymology 1

Contraction of moeder ("mother") by syncope of medial /d/.

Noun

moer f (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. (rare, archaic) mother
  2. a queen bee
  3. a female hare
  4. a female rabbit
  5. a female ferret
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Etymology 2

A shortening of moerschroef, from moer ("mother") +‎ schroef ("bolt").

Noun

moer f (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. a type of fastener with a threaded hole; a nut
  2. (informal) something small and insignificant (in the phrase geen moer)
    Het kan me geen moer schelen.
    I do not care at all.

Etymology 3

Contraction of moeder, a dialectal variant of modder ("mud").

Noun

moer f (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. sediment formed in various alcoholic drinks and vinegar; compare French: mère de vinaigre

Etymology 4

From Middle Dutch moer ("morass"), from Old Dutch [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *m?raz. Related to meer ("lake"). Cognate with English moor, Old English m?r ("moor, marsh").

Noun

moer n (plural moeren, diminutive moertje n)

  1. morass, marsh, peat
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Etymology 5

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

moer ?

  1. Alternative form of muur chickweed

References

  • Dr. P.A.F. van Veen e.a., Etymologisch Woordenboek. De herkomst van onze woorden., Van Dale Lexicografie, 1989 [Dutch etymological dictionary, in Dutch]

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Galician

Moendo millo ("milling corn") in a traditional watermill

Etymology

13th century. From Latin molere ("to mill"), from Proto-Indo-European *melh?- ("to grind, crush").

Pronunciation

Verb

moer (first-person singular present moio, first-person singular preterite moín, past participle moído)

  1. (transitive) to mill
  2. (transitive) to grind, to crush

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References

  • "moer" in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • "moer" in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • "moer" in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • "moer" in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German magar, from Proto-Germanic *magraz. Cognate with German mager, Dutch mager, Icelandic magur; also related to English meagre.

Pronunciation

Adjective

moer (masculine moeren or moren, neuter moert, comparative méi moer, superlative am moersten)

  1. lean
  2. skinny, meagre

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Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese moer, from Latin molere, present active infinitive of mol? ("I grind, I mill").

Pronunciation

Verb

moer (first-person singular present indicative moo, past participle moído)

  1. (transitive) to mill
  2. (transitive) to grind, crush
  3. (figuratively, colloquial, takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive) to tire; exhaust

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