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mir

(mîr)
n.
A village community of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.

[Russian, peace, mir, from Old Russian mirŭ, peace, from Proto-Slavic *mirŭ; akin to Latvian miers and Old Lithuanian mieras, peace.]

mir

(mir)
n, pl miri (ˈmiri)
(Historical Terms) a peasant commune in prerevolutionary Russia
[literally: world]

Mir

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

mir

(mɪər)

n., pl. mi•ri (ˈmɪər i)
a village commune of peasant farmers in czarist Russia.
[1875–80; < Russian]

MIr

Middle Irish.
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Mir was badly damaged in a June collision with a cargo supply ship, causing a major loss of energy and forcing the crew to seal off one of the seven Mir modules. The cosmonauts' repairs restored much of the lost energy, although the Spektr module remainssealed off.