{{11}}mare (1) "female horse," O.E. mere (Mercian), myre (W.Saxon), fem. of mearh "horse," from P.Gmc. *markhjon- (Cf. O.S. meriha, O.N. merr, O.Fris. merrie, Du. merrie, O.H.G. meriha, Ger. Mähre "mare"), said to be of Gaulish origin (Cf. Ir. and Gael. marc, Welsh march, Bret. marh "horse"). No known cognates beyond Germanic and Celtic. As the name of a throw in wrestling, it is attested from c.1600. Mare's nest "illusory discovery, excitement over something which does not exist" is from 1610s.
{{12}}mare (2) "broad, dark areas of the moon," 1765, from L. mare "sea" (see MARINE (Cf. marine)), applied to lunar features by Galileo and used thus in 17c. Latin works. They originally were thought to be actual seas.
{{12}}mare (3) "night-goblin, incubus," O.E. mare "incubus, nightmare, monster," from mera, mære, from P.Gmc. *maron "goblin" (Cf. M.L.G. mar, M.Du. mare, O.H.G. mara, Ger. Mahr "incubus," O.N. mara "nightmare, incubus"), from PIE *mora- "incubus" (Cf. first element in O.Ir. Morrigain "demoness of the corpses," lit. "queen of the nightmare," also Bulgarian, Serbian mora, Czech mura, Pol. zmora "incubus;" Fr. cauchemar, with first element from O.Fr. caucher "to trample"), from root *mer- "to rub away, harm" (see MORBID (Cf. morbid)).

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