- a village commune of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.
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You two had a bit of a falling out over what you felt was poor marketing on Zach Miri, and also passing on Red State.Kevin Smith's Marijuanaissance: On 'Tusk,' 'Falling Out' with Ben Affleck, and 20 Years of 'Clerks'
September 9, 2014
Likud MK Miri Regev "should learn a thing or two about the duty of lawmakers and the reason for their immunity."Habayit Hayehudi Rejects Portfolio Offer
February 14, 2013
Miri Maoz-Ovadia of the Yesha Council who lives in Neve Tsuf, about 25 miles to the south of Ariel, is my driver.The Settlement Movement and The Environmental Card
August 21, 2012
Such is the Miri, now converted into the protecting fort of Quetta.The Gates of India
Probably the miri, or fort, at Quetta represents one of them.
A miri or citadel, having an imposing appearance, dominates the town, and contains within its walls the palace of the khan.
N er fr Gretti at at segja, at er dr at miri ntt, heyri hann t dynur miklar.Beowulf
R. W. Chambers
This table is covered for the Miri of the child, an occult being, that is supposed to have the care of its destiny.The Life of Lord Byron
- 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 miri
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."