The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: meier

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meier {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch meier, which is borrowed from Latin māior, short for maior domus.J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)
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  1. (historical) bailiff
etymology 2 Borrowed from Hebrew מאה 〈mʼh〉.
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  1. (Netherlands, informal) honderdje, a 100 guilder banknote, nowadys, however less frequent, used for a 100 euro banknote

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