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meu

meu

See also: meü, MEU, and me'u

English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmjuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmju/

Noun

meu (uncountable)

  1. Meum athamanticum, a European herb.
Synonyms

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Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • Meu

Noun

meu (plural meus)

  1. (historical) The minister of finance of Dahomey

Anagrams

References

  1. meu, n.”, in OED Online, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

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

Related terms

See also

Usage notes

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


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).

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.

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Declension


Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese meu, from Latin meus

Pronoun

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

  1. (possessive) mine

See also

  • Appendix:Galician pronouns

Old Catalan

Etymology

From Latin meum.

Adjective

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

  1. my, mine

Synonyms

Descendants


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 usage examples 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 to draw someone’s attention)
  2. (Brazil, slang) whoa (used to express surprise)

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:meu.


Romanian

Etymology

From Latin meus, from Proto-Italic *meos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mew/

Determiner

meu m, 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, n

  1. (preceded by "al") mine

See also