Meeker



[meek] /mik/

adjective, meeker, meekest.
1.
humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
2.
overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.
3.
Obsolete. gentle; kind.
/miːk/
adjective
1.
patient, long-suffering, or submissive in disposition or nature; humble
2.
spineless or spiritless; compliant
3.
an obsolete word for gentle
adj.

c.1200, “gentle, quiet, unaggressive; benevolent, kind; courteous, humble, unassuming;” of a woman, “modest,” from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse mjukr “soft, pliant, gentle”), from Proto-Germanic *meukaz (cf. Gothic muka-modei “humility,” Dutch muik “soft”), of uncertain origin, perhaps from PIE *meug- “slippery, slimy.” In the Bible, it translates Latin mansuetus from Vulgate (see mansuetude). Sense of “submissive” is from mid-14c.
n.

“those who are meek,” c.1200, from meek (adj.).

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