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[mey] /meɪ/
adjective, noun, adverb, Scot.
Origin of mae
before 900; Middle English (north and Scots), Old English mā; cognate with German mehr, Old Norse meir, Gothic mais. See more


[mey] /meɪ/
a female given name, form of Mary. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I do not know,” said she; “but the place where it stands is called maes Llyn, as I said before.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • And that fat maes who, when he finished his long discourse, wept like a calf.

    The Legend of Ulenspiegel Charles de Coster
  • My object is to alter our route, by proceeding directly by the left bank of the maes to Liege, instead of crossing at Namur.

    Quentin Durward Sir Walter Scott
  • En route should be observed, on a spur of the hill to the R., a large tumulus, maes Knoll.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Although less varied and less supple, but not less robust than the latter, maes was his equal in the power of his effects.

  • His wife, Anna van Loon, is also painted by maes, standing by a stone balustrade.

  • Although he impresses the eye by the same effects as maes, yet he is also very different from him.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • If maes takes the lead in warm lighting, Peter de Hoogh may be considered par excellence the painter of full and clear sunlight.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies

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