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mir

[meer; Russian myeer] /mɪər; Russian myir/
noun, plural miri
[meer-ee; Russian myee-ri] /ˈmɪər i; Russian ˈmyi rɪ/ (Show IPA).
Russian.
1.
a village commune of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.

MIr.

1.
Middle Irish.
Also, M.Ir.
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  • Onboard the mir space station, he controlled the docking procedures among other things.
British Dictionary definitions for mir

mir

/mir/
noun (pl) miri (ˈmiri)
1.
a peasant commune in prerevolutionary Russia
Word Origin
literally: world

Mir

/mɪə/
noun
1.
the Russian (formerly Soviet) manned space station launched in February 1986 and scuttled in 2001
Word Origin
C20: Russian: peace
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Word Origin and History for mir

Mir

late 20c. space station, from Russian, literally "peace, world," also "village, community," from Old Church Slavonic miru "peace," from Proto-Slavic *miru "commune, joy, peace" ("possibly borrowed from Iranian" [Watkins]), from PIE root *mei- "to bind" (see mitre). Old Church Slavonic miru was "used in Christian terminology as a collective 'community of peace' " [Buck], translating Greek kosmos. Hence, "the known world, mankind."

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Related Abbreviations for mir

MIr

Middle Irish

MIR

microwave imaging radiometer
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Encyclopedia Article for mir

in Russian history, a self-governing community of peasant households that elected its own officials and controlled local forests, fisheries, hunting grounds, and vacant lands. To make taxes imposed on its members more equitable, the mir assumed communal control of the community's arable land and periodically redistributed it among the households, according to their sizes (from 1720).

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