بير

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بئر (biʾr)

Noun[edit]

بير‎ (bīrm, pl ابيار (ʾabyār) and بيار (biyār)

  1. well
  2. shaft
  3. manhole

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Spiro, Socrates (1895). An Arabic-English vocabulary of the colloquial Arabic of Egypt, containing the vernacular idioms and expressions, slang phrases, etc., etc., used by the native Egyptians Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office.
  • Hinds, Martin; Badawi, El-Said (1986). A Dictionary of Egyptian Arabic Beirut: Librairie du Liban.