- a village commune of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.
- Middle Irish.
Examples from the Web for mir
On Jan. 7, Noor made the seven-hour trip to Mir Ali, where he stayed at the home of a friend in Hurmaz.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel
November 12, 2014
Attaullha says he rode back to Mir Ali in a car packed with about 10 other people, including escapees.
As they arrived in Mir Ali, he says, fellow insurgents welcomed them with shouts of “Allahu Akbar!”
The officer cut off contact with Headley when Mir, the lead plotter, backed away from the operation in March 2009, documents say.
Mir's voice was caught on wiretaps overseeing the three-day slaughter in Mumbai by phone.
Yere he escapes wedlock by a mir'cle; an'––chains an' slavery!Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
This sumptuous palace was built by Mahomed Mir, king of Granada, in 1278.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
The same custom was met with in Russia during the rule of Mir.Woman and Socialism
The best type of this kind of community is the Russian “mir.”The Races of Man
In this all classes are represented, and not, as in the mir, the peasants merely.Russia: Its People and Its Literature</p>
Emilia Pardo Bazán
- a peasant commune in prerevolutionary Russia
- the Russian (formerly Soviet) manned space station launched in February 1986 and scuttled in 2001
Word Origin and History for mir
late 20c. space station, from Russian, literally "peace, world," also "village, community," from Old Church Slavonic miru "peace," from Proto-Slavic *miru "commune, joy, peace" ("possibly borrowed from Iranian" [Watkins]), from PIE root *mei- "to bind" (see mitre). Old Church Slavonic miru was "used in Christian terminology as a collective 'community of peace' " [Buck], translating Greek kosmos. Hence, "the known world, mankind."