Mermaid meaning

mûrmād
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A legendary sea creature having the head and upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish.
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An imaginary sea creature with the head and upper body of a beautiful woman and the tail of a fish.
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A mythological creature with a woman's head and upper body, and a tail of a fish.
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Origin of mermaid

  • Middle English mere sea, lake mere2 maid maid maid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English mermayde (“maid of the sea"), from mere (“sea, lake") + maid, equivalent to mer- +"Ž maid. Compare Old English meremenn, meremennen, meremenin (“mermaid, siren").

    From Wiktionary