From OF. term|langfro|mete, from L. term|meta|mÄta|langla|post, goal, marker.
- A boundary or other limit; a boundary-marker.
OE. term|metan, from Germanic *term||meta-, from Indo-European *term||med-|measure, consider. Cognate with Dutch term|meten, German term|messen, Swedish term|mÃ¤ta; and (from Indo-European) with Greek term|scGrek|Î¼ÎÎ´ÎµÏÎ¸Î±Î¹|trmÃ©desthai||care for, Latin term|metiri|mÄtÄ«rÄ«|to measure.
- transitive|poetic To measure.
#*1611 â w:King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, s:Bible, King James, Matthew|Matthew 7:2
#*:For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
- transitive|usually with âoutâ To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.).
#*1833 â w:Alfred Tennyson|Alfred Tennyson, s:Ulysses|Ulysses
#*:Match'd with an agÃ¨d wife, I mete and dole
#*:Unequal laws unto a savage race
Kurdish: t|ku|siza dan, t|ku|ceza kirin
- plural of|meta|lang=Italian
Common Germanic *term||matiz