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4 letters words from 'mire'

EMIR 6MERI 6
MIRE 6RIEM 6
RIME 6 

3 letters words from 'mire'

ERM 5IRE 3
MIR 5REI 3
REM 5RIM 5

2 letters words from 'mire'

EM 4ER 2
ME 4MI 4
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of mire

mire imre mrie rmie irme rime mier imer meir emir iemr eimr mrei rmei meri emri remi ermi irem riem ierm eirm reim erim

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

Definitions and meaning of mire

mire

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmaɪɚ/, /ˈmaɪɹ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(r)

Etymology 1

From Middle English mire, a borrowing from Old Norse mýrr, from Proto-Germanic *miuzijō, whence also Swedish myr, Norwegian myr, Icelandic mýri, Dutch *mier (in placenames, for example Mierlo). Related to Proto-Germanic *meusą, whence Old English mēos, and Proto-Germanic *musą, whence Old English mos (English moss).

Noun

mire (countable and uncountable, plural mires)

  1. Deep mud; moist, spongy earth.
    • When Caliban was lazy and neglected his work, Ariel (who was invisible to all eyes but Prospero’s) would come slyly and pinch him, and sometimes tumble him down in the mire. (Charles Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare, Hatier, coll. « Les Classiques pour tous » n° 223, p. 51)
    Synonyms: peatland, quag
    Hypernym: wetland
    Hyponyms: bog, fen
  2. An undesirable situation, a predicament.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

mire (third-person singular simple present mires, present participle miring, simple past and past participle mired)

  1. (transitive) To cause or permit to become stuck in mud; to plunge or fix in mud.
    Synonyms: bemire, enmire
  2. (intransitive) To sink into mud.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To weigh down.
  4. (intransitive) To soil with mud or foul matter.
    • c. 1598, William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Act IV, Scene 1,[2]
      Why had I not with charitable hand
      Took up a beggar’s issue at my gates,
      Who smirch’d thus and mired with infamy,
      I might have said ‘No part of it is mine;
      This shame derives itself from unknown loins’?
    Synonym: bemire

Derived terms

  • unmired

Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English mire, from Old English *mȳre, *mīere, from Proto-Germanic *miurijǭ. Cognate to Old Norse maurr, Danish myre, Middle Dutch miere (ant) (Dutch mier). All probably from Proto-Indo-European *morwi (ant), whence also cognate to Latin formīca.

Noun

mire (plural mires)

  1. (obsolete) An ant.
Related terms

Anagrams

  • IMer, Meir, Meri, emir, meri, reim, riem, rime

Asturian

Verb

mire

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of mirar

Esperanto

Etymology

From miri +‎ -e.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmire/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧re
  • Rhymes: -ire

Adverb

mire

  1. in surprise, in awe, in an amazed way

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miʁ/

Etymology 1

From Italian mira, from Latin mīrō (I wonder at).

Noun

mire f (plural mires)

  1. (archaic) aim (action of aiming)
  2. foresight (of rifle)
  3. target (literal, figurative)
  4. (television) test pattern
  5. (surveying) rod (measuring tool)

Derived terms

  • ligne de mire

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

mire

  1. inflection of mirer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading

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

Anagrams

  • émir, Remi, Rémi, rime, rimé

Galician

Verb

mire

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of mirar

Hungarian

Etymology

mi (what?) +‎ -re (sublative case suffix)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmirɛ]
  • Hyphenation: mi‧re
  • Rhymes: -rɛ

Pronoun

mire

  1. sublative singular of mi

Pronoun

mire

  1. for what (purpose)?

Adverb

mire (not comparable)

  1. whereupon (after which, in consequence)
  2. by the time, when

Derived terms

  • amire

Further reading

  • mire in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmʲɪɾʲə/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish mire (madness, frenzy, infatuation).

Noun

mire f (genitive singular mire)

  1. quickness, rapidity
  2. spiritedness, ardor
  3. madness, frenzy, mania
    Synonym: buile
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective

mire

  1. inflection of mear:
    1. genitive feminine singular
    2. comparative degree

Mutation

References

  • "mire" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “mire”, in Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors, eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, 2019
  • Entries containing “mire” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “mire” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian

Noun

mire f

  1. plural of mira

Anagrams

  • meri, remi, rime

Ladin

Verb

mire

  1. inflection of mirer:
    1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. third-person singular/plural present subjunctive

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmiː.re/, [ˈmiːɾɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈmi.re/, [ˈmiːɾɛ]

Participle

mīre

  1. vocative masculine singular of mīrus

References

  • mire in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • mire in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891

Middle English

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Old Norse mýrr, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *miuzijō.

Alternative forms

  • myre, myer, muire, myrre, muyre

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miːr/
  • (SW England) IPA(key): /myːr/

Noun

mire (plural mires)

  1. Marshy or swampy land; a mire or peat.
  2. A region of marshy or swampy land.
  3. A muddy or dirt-covered region.
  4. (figuratively) Iniquity, sinfulness; immoral behaviour.
  5. (rare) A quagmire or conundrum.
  6. (rare) A puddle or pond; a watery hollow.
Derived terms
  • myren
Descendants
  • English: mire (swamp)
  • Scots: mire
References
  • “mīre, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-20.

Etymology 2

Inherited from Old English *mȳre, *mīere, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *miurijǭ.

Alternative forms

  • myre

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiːr(ə)/

Noun

mire

  1. ant
Derived terms
  • pissemyre
Descendants
  • English: mire (ant) (obsolete)
References
  • “mīre, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-20.

Portuguese

Verb

mire

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

Romanian

Etymology

Possibly a substratum word, or from Greek μύρον (mýron, ointment, uncture, holy oil), relating to the ceremony of the Orthodox wedding. Another theory suggests Latin mīles (soldier), possibly mirroring semantic evolution of the rare voină (husband), from Slavic воинъ (voinŭ, warrior). Other less likely etymologies proposed include Turkish amir (chief), Cuman mir ("prince"), a Vulgar Latin *milex, from Ancient Greek μεῖραξ (meîrax, adolescent; boy), or an old Indo-European term.

Possibly related to Albanian mirë (good). Replaced mărit, which only survived in some regional dialects.

Noun

mire m (plural miri, feminine equivalent mireasă)

  1. bridegroom

Derived terms

  • mireasă

See also

  • mir
  • soț

References


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish mire (madness, frenzy, infatuation).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mʲiɾʲə/

Noun

mire f (genitive singular mire, plural mirean)

  1. merriment, mirth, frolic

Derived terms

  • gille-mirein

Mutation

References

  • “mire” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • “mire”, in Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors, eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, 2019

Serbo-Croatian

Verb

mire (Cyrillic spelling мире)

  1. third-person plural present of miriti

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiɾe/, [ˈmi.ɾe]

Verb

mire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mirar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to sink in mud.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)