Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A village community of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.

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  • n. A Russian village community.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Russian village community.
  • n. Same as emir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Russian commune; a community of Russian peasants.

Etymologies

Russian, commune, peace, from Old Church Slavonic mirŭ, peace, possibly of Iranian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Â Ich bin mir sicher, dass die Readers Edition in wenigen Monaten ganz anders aussehen wird als heute.

    Who owns the wisdom of the crowd? The crowd. « BuzzMachine

  • On his first visit he said he saw the words 'mir' - Croatian for peace - appear in the sky.

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  • - "Mistaken For A Mistress" by Kristi Gold and "Gebiete sanfte Herrin mir" by Andrea Schacht.

    Friday Book Club

  • The mir was the only means to prevent this, and mir meant serfdom under another name.

    The Story of Russia

  • Gradually these gentlemen looked upon the land of the mir as their own property, but the peasants never did lose the conviction that the mir was the real proprietor.

    The Story of Russia

  • Using a microRNA microarray, developed in collaboration with Scott Hammond at the University of North Carolina, He compared the expression of microRNAs-known as the mir-17-92 polycistron-suspected of playing a role in tumorigenesis in cancerous and normal cell lines.

    News from The Scientist

  • In fact, in their study involving ten smokers and ten non-smokers, the researchers have found one of the microRNAs, called mir-218, controls a group of genes that usually protect lung and airway cells from oxidative damage caused by smoke.

    Impact Lab

  • iran elections a travesty mockery a victor without a victory turning green with envy the peoples verdict bought down like a debris que sera sera whatever will be will be the mandate has a right to disagree a looming shadow of doubt to some degree the curse of the holocaust will bring his ego down to his knee enter the dragon a voice of the people called mir hossein mousavi

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  • The "mir" might be, as I would understand it, added as a sort of dativus ethicus to mean something like "in my presence" or "affecting me", and not so much "beating on me".

    languagehat.com: BORN TO KVETCH.

  • I'm more familiar with the expression "hak zhe nisht keyn chaynik" or Yinglish "stop hocking a chaynik!" without the "mir" personalization.

    languagehat.com: BORN TO KVETCH.

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