Mete vs Cete - What's the difference?

mete | cete |


As a verb mete

is .

As a noun cete is

(rare) a cetacean.

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mete

English

Anagrams

* meet, teem

Etymology 1

From (etyl) meten, from (etyl) .

Verb

(met)
  • (transitive, archaic, poetic, dialectal) To measure.
  • * 1611 — 7:2
  • For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete , it shall be measured to you again.
  • * 1870s , Soothsay , lines 80-83
  • ''the Power that fashions man
    ''Measured not out thy little span
    ''For thee to take the meting -rod
    ''In turn,
  • To dispense, measure (out), allot (especially punishment, reward etc.).
  • * 1833
  • Match'd with an agèd wife, I mete and dole
    Unequal laws unto a savage race

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) ("distaff").

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A boundary or other limit; a boundary-marker; mere.
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    cete

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare) A cetacean
  • (obsolete) A company of badgers
  • References

    * OED 2nd edition 1989 English collective nouns ----