adjective, meeker, meekest.
humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.
Obsolete. gentle; kind.
patient, long-suffering, or submissive in disposition or nature; humble
spineless or spiritless; compliant
an obsolete word for gentle
c.1200, meknesse; see meek (adj.) + -ness.
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.
“those who are meek,” c.1200, from meek (adj.).
a calm temper of mind, not easily provoked (James 3:13). Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matt. 5:5; Isa. 66:2). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 6:11; Zeph. 2:3), and is exemplified in Christ (Matt. 11:29), Abraham (Gen. 13; 16:5, 6) Moses (Num. 12:3), David (Zech. 12:8; 2 Sam. 16:10, 12), and Paul (1 Cor. 9:19).
[meer; Dutch meyr] /mɪər; Dutch meɪr/ noun 1. Jan van der [yahn vahn der] /yɑn vɑn dɛr/ (Show IPA), .
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[meer-uh t] /ˈmɪər ət/ noun 1. a city in W Uttar Pradesh, in N India. /ˈmɪərət/ noun 1. an industrial city in N India, in W Uttar Pradesh: founded as a military base by the British in 1806 and scene of the first uprising (1857) of the Indian Mutiny. Pop: 1 074 229 (2001)