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|Glossary of Words and Phrases|
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Maggie: nickname for Margaret
Maius (Mai): (latin) month of May
maltster: brewer of malted beverages (beer) Example
Marion: (masc.) sometimes a nickname for Francis Marion (American Revolutionary War General)
Mark: a masculine given name, but also can be a nickname for Marcus or Marquis (namesake for Marquis de Lafayette of the American Revolutionary War).
Martius (Mar): (latin) month of March
mater, matria: (latin) mother; matertera, maternal aunt
Mattie: nickname for Martha
Meg: nickname for Margaret
menses: (latin) months.
messuage: a dwelling house with adj. buildings, curtilage; term formerly had a more extended definition a curtilage a place enclosed by a yard (court yard) originally land and buildings around a castle, etc. that is walled. Example
metes and bounds the boundaries and limits of a piece of land; metes is the limit of a surveyed tract whereas bounds are the boundaries of the adjacent tracts. In the U.S. all of the thirteen colonies plus Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas use metes and bounds surveys as versus the township system of survey and description employed with federal public land states. See also TNGenNet's Metes and Bounds land report
meus (latin) my
Miami, Mima: nickname for Jemima
miles militis (mil.): (latin) soldier, warrior, knight. Example
mille: (latin) one thousand (1,000)
millwright: one who designs or builds mills. Example
Minnie: nickname for Perminia, Minerva
Mollie, Molly: nickname for Mary
Murky: nickname for America (fem.)
myth: See legend
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