[meer; Russian myeer]
noun, plural miri [meer-ee; Russian myee-ri] . Russian.
a village commune of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.
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mir (mir)
n , pl miri
a peasant commune in prerevolutionary Russia
[literally: world]

Mir (mɪə)
the Russian (formerly Soviet) manned space station launched in February 1986 and scuttled in 2001
[C20: Russian: peace]

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Word Origin & History

space station, from Rus., lit. "peace, world," also "village, community," from O.C.S. miru "peace," from Proto-Slavic *miru "commune, joy, peace" ("possibly borrowed from Iranian" -Watkins), from PIE base *mei- "to bind" (see mitre). O.C.S. miru was "used in Christian terminology
as a collective 'community of peace' " [Buck], translating Gk. kosmos. Hence, "the known world, mankind."
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Middle Irish
microwave imaging radiometer
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