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4 letters words from 'mare'

MARE 6REAM 6

3 letters words from 'mare'

AME 5ARE 3
ARM 5EAR 3
ERA 3ERM 5
MAE 5MAR 5
RAM 5REM 5

2 letters words from 'mare'

AE 2AM 4
AR 2EA 2
EM 4ER 2
MA 4ME 4
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of mare

mare amre mrae rmae arme rame maer amer mear emar aemr eamr mrea rmea mera emra rema erma arem raem aerm earm ream eram

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word mare. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in mare.

Definitions and meaning of mare

mare

Etymology 1

From Middle English mare, mere, from Old English mīere (female horse, mare), from Proto-Germanic *marhijō (female horse) (compare Scots mere, meir, mear (mare), North Frisian mar (mare, horse), West Frisian merje (mare), Dutch merrie (mare), Danish mær (mare), Swedish märr (mare), Icelandic meri (mare), German Mähre (decrepit old horse)), from *marhaz (horse) (compare Old English mearh).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /mɛə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /mɛəɹ/
  • Homophone: mayor (in a number of dialects)

Noun

mare (plural mares)

  1. An adult female horse.
  2. (Britain, derogatory, slang) A foolish woman.
Antonyms
  • stallion, stud and gelding refer to adult male horses (a colt refers to an immature one)
Coordinate terms
  • (adult female horse): foal (young horse), colt (young male horse) and filly (young female horse); pony can refer to adult horses of either sex under a certain height.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old English mare (nightmare, monster), from Proto-Germanic *marǭ (nightmare, incubus) (compare Dutch (dial.) mare, German (dial.) Mahr, Old Norse mara ( > Danish mare, Swedish mara (incubus, nightmare)), from Proto-Indo-European *mor- (feminine evil spirit). Akin to Old Irish Morrígan (phantom queen), Albanian merë (horror), Polish zmora (nightmare), Czech mura (nightmare, moth), Greek Μόρα (Móra). Doublet of mara.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mɛə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɛ(ə)ɹ/

Noun

mare (plural mares)

  1. (obsolete or historical) A type of evil spirit formerly thought to sit on the chest of a sleeping person; also, the feeling of suffocation felt during sleep, attributed to such a spirit.
  2. (Britain, colloquial) (Clipping of nightmare) A nightmare; a frustrating or terrible experience.
Derived terms
  • daymare
  • nightmare
Translations

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin mare (sea). Doublet of mar and mere.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑːɹeɪ/, /ˈmeːɹi/, /ˈmɑːɹi/

Noun

mare (plural maria)

  1. (planetology) A large, dark plain, which may have the appearance of a sea.
  2. (planetology) On Saturn's moon Titan, a large expanse of what is thought to be liquid hydrocarbons.
Translations

Anagrams

  • Amer., Arem, Erma, Ream, amer., mear, rame, ramé, ream

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mʌˈɾe/

Noun

maré f

  1. link, tie, bond

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • marë, marulë

Etymology

Plurale tantum; plural of variant marë, borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin marum (cat thyme, kind of sage).

Noun

mare f (definite singular marja)

  1. strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)
  2. strawberry tree fruit

Derived terms

  • mareshtë

Aromanian

Adjective

mare

  1. Alternative form of mari

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin māter, mātrem, from Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈma.ɾə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈma.ɾe/
  • Rhymes: -aɾe

Noun

mare f (plural mares)

  1. mother

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “mare” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Corsican

Etymology

From Latin mare.

Noun

mare m

  1. sea

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse mara.

Noun

mare c (singular definite maren, plural indefinite marer)

  1. incubus, succubus

Declension

Related terms

  • mareridt n

References

  • “mare” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch mâre, from Old Dutch *māri, from Proto-Germanic *mēriją.

Noun

mare f (plural maren, diminutive maartje n)

  1. (archaic) message, report, story
    Synonyms: bericht, tijding, verslag, verhaal
  2. (archaic) rumor
    Synonym: gerucht
Related terms
  • vermaren

Etymology 2

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

Noun

mare f (plural maren, diminutive maartje n)

  1. depression in non-volcanic stone, compare maar

Etymology 3

From Middle Dutch māre (incubus), from Old Dutch *mara, from Proto-Germanic *marǭ.

Noun

mare f (plural mares, diminutive maartje n)

  1. a nocturnal monster or spirit that torments its victims while they are sleeping
  2. nightmare
  3. witch
Derived terms
  • nachtmare

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

mare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of maren

Anagrams

  • arme, rame

French

Etymology

From Middle French mare, from Old French mare, from Old Norse marr (lake, sea, pool), from Proto-Germanic *mari (lake, sea), from Proto-Indo-European *móri. Doublet of mer inherited from the Indo-European.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɑʁ/

Noun

mare f (plural mares)

  1. puddle
  2. pool

Further reading

  • “mare” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • amer
  • arme, armé
  • rame, ramé

Indonesian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin mare (sea).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmarə]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧rê

Noun

marê (plural, first-person possessive mareku, second-person possessive maremu, third-person possessive marenya)

  1. (astronomy, planetology) A large, dark plain, which may have the appearance of a sea.

Further reading

  • “mare” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Istriot

Etymology 1

From Latin mare.

Noun

mare

  1. sea
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 99:
      Cume li va puleîto in alto mare!
      How they row well on the high seas!

Derived terms

  • alto mare

Etymology 2

From Latin māter.

Noun

mare f

  1. mother

See also

  • mama

Italian

Etymology

From Latin mare, from Proto-Italic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːre/, [ˈmäːɾe]
  • Rhymes: -are

Noun

mare m (plural mari)

  1. sea

Related terms

See also

  • oceano (ocean)

Anagrams

  • arme
  • erma
  • mera
  • rame
  • rema

Japanese

Romanization

mare

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まれ

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈma.re/, [ˈma.rɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈma.re/, [ˈmaː.rɛ]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Italic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun

mare n (genitive maris); third declension

  1. sea
    • (Can we date this quote?) National motto of Canada:
      a marī usque ad mare|from sea to sea
Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Synonyms
  • pontus

Hyponyms

Derived terms
  • bimaris
  • Hibēricum Mare
  • marīnus
  • maritimus
Descendants

Etymology 2

Noun

mare

  1. ablative singular of mās

References

  • mare in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mare in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.

Anagrams

  • mera

Marau

Noun

mare

  1. water

References

  • The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guinea (1961)

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch *māri, from Proto-Germanic *mērijaz.

Adjective

mâre

  1. famous, famed
  2. honoured, prestigious
  3. well-known
Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch māri, from Proto-Germanic *mēriją.

Noun

mâre f

  1. fame, famousness
  2. rumour
  3. message
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: maar, mare
  • Limburgish: maer

Etymology 3

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

Noun

māre ?

  1. mare, nightmare (evil spirit)
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: maar
  • Limburgish: maar

Further reading

  • “mare (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “mare (IV)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “mare (V)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “mare (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “mare (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “mare (III)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page III

Munggui

Noun

mare

  1. water

References

  • The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guinea (1961)

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin mare.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmarɐ/

Noun

mare

  1. sea (a vast mass of salty water)

Norman

Alternative forms

  • mathe (Jersey)
  • mar (Sark)

Etymology

From Old French mare.

Noun

mare f (plural mares)

  1. (France, Guernsey) pool

Northern Sotho

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *màtáì.

Noun

mare

  1. saliva

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse mara.

Noun

mare f or m (definite singular mara or maren, indefinite plural marer, definite plural marene)

  1. (folklore) a mare
Derived terms
  • mareritt (nightmare)

References

  • “mare” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • arme, armé, erma

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse mara f.

Alternative forms

  • Mara, mara, maru, muru (obsolete forms)

Noun

mare f (definite singular mara, indefinite plural marer, definite plural marene)

  1. (folklore) a mare
Derived terms
  • mareritt (nightmare)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse merja (to crush).

Alternative forms

  • mara (split or a-infinitive)

Verb

mare (present tense marar, past tense mara, past participle mara, passive infinitive marast, present participle marande, imperative mar)

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References

  • “mare” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • arme, armé, erma, rame, rema

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *marǭ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑ.re/

Noun

mare f (nominative plural maran)

  1. mare (evil spirit thought to torment people in their sleep)

Declension

Derived terms

  • *nihtmare

Descendants

  • English: mare

Old French

Alternative forms

  • mar

Etymology

From Middle Dutch mare (phantom, spirit)

Adjective

mare m (oblique and nominative feminine singular mare)

  1. evil; bad

Adverb

mare

  1. evilly; badly

Pali

Alternative forms

Verb

mare

  1. singular optative active of marati (to die)

Papuma

Noun

mare

  1. water

References

  • The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guinea (1961)

Portuguese

Verb

mare

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of marar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of marar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of marar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of marar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.re/
  • Rhymes: -are

Etymology 1

Several theories exist. One possibility is Latin maiōrem, masculine and feminine accusative singular of maiōr (bigger), irregularly clipped before the [j] → [d͡ʒ] sound change (the regular form would be *măjoare). Compare also Dalmatian maur (large). Another proposed etymology is Latin marem, accusative of mās (male, man) (however, the reason for the shift in meaning or the exact semantic development is uncertain; it may be because men are generally larger than women, or from a crossing with magnus, or more likely from use in idiomatic expressions (with equivalents found in many languages) such as s-a făcut mare, which can mean "he has grown up/grown older/become a man or adult", and this may have been eventually extended to mean "he/she has grown bigger", with the sense of the word shifting from "man/adult" to "big"). Less likely is the influence from mare (sea). Also found in Aromanian as mari (big, large).

Adjective

mare m or f or n (plural mari)

  1. big, large, great
    Antonym: mic
  2. great, mighty
Inflection
Derived terms
  • mări
  • mărime
  • mărinimos
Related terms
  • măreț

Etymology 2

From Latin mare, from Proto-Italic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun

mare f (plural mări)

  1. sea
Declension
Related terms
  • marin

References


Sonsorolese

Noun

mare

  1. boy

Tahitian

Noun

mare

  1. (archaic) cough

Usage notes

Use hota.


Venda

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *màtáì.

Noun

mare

  1. saliva

Venetian

Etymology

From Latin māter, mātrem. Compare Italian madre

Noun

mare f (invariable)

  1. mother

See also

  • pare

Zazaki

Etymology

Borrowed from Arabic مارا‎.

Noun

mare ?

  1. marriage

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a female horse.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)