meri

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Etymology

Either from Inglis Mary or Tolai mari (pretty).

Noun

meri

  1. woman
    Coordinate term: man
  2. wife
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:17:
      Na God i tokim Adam olsem, “Yu bin harim tok bilong meri bilong yu, na yu bin kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai mi bin tambuim yu long kaikai. Olsem na nau bai mi bagarapim graun, na ol kaikai bai i no inap kamap gut long en. Oltaim bai yu wok hat tru bilong mekim kaikai i kamap long graun.
      →New International Version translation
    Coordinate terms: man, maritman

Adjective

meri

  1. female
    Coordinate term: man

Synonym

Derived terms

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