mayoryoudaoicibaDictgodict[mayor 词源字典]
mayor: [13] Mayor and major are ultimately the same word. The ancestor of mayor is Latin mājor ‘larger’, which reached English via medieval Latin mājor (used nominally as the title of various officials) and Old French maire. In Middle English the word was mair or mer, and mayor represents a partial return to the Latin form.
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mayor (n.)youdaoicibaDictgodict
c. 1300, from Old French maire "head of a city or town government" (13c.), originally "greater, superior" (adj.), from Latin maior, major, comparative of magnus "great" (see magnum).