aber

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse apr, *appr, *ampr (cold, sharp, chilly, bad, sad), from Proto-Germanic *ampraz (sour, bitter, sharp, evil), from Proto-Indo-European *ōmos-, *am(r)-, *om- (raw, bitter, sharp tasting, sour). Cognate with Icelandic napur (biting), Swedish amper (sharp, pungent), Dutch amper (sharp, pungent, bitter, immature), German Ampfer (a sorrel), Latin amārus (morose, bitter, harsh). Related to Old English ampre (dock, sorrel). See amper.

Adjective[edit]

aber (comparative more aber, superlative most aber)

  1. (UK dialectal) Sharp; keen.
  2. (UK dialectal) With sharp outlines; clear; distinct.
  3. (UK dialectal) Sharp-sighted; keen; observant; watchful.
  4. (UK dialectal) Keen; eager; ready; anxious.

Verb[edit]

aber (third-person singular simple present abers, present participle abering, simple past and past participle abered)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To sharpen, as a knife.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To stir up and make bright, as a fire.

Aragonese[edit]

Verb[edit]

aber

  1. to have

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aber c

  1. plural indefinite of abe

Verb[edit]

aber

  1. present tense of abe

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Breton aber.

Noun[edit]

aber m (plural abers)

  1. (geography) A ria, especially one in Brittany.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German afur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aber

  1. again (mostly used in abermals, yet another time)

Conjunction[edit]

aber

  1. but, though

Derived terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish خبر (haber), from Arabic خبر (xábar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǎber/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ber

Noun[edit]

àber m (Cyrillic spelling а̀бер)

  1. news information
  2. message
  3. sensation, feeling

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German aber (but), turned into a noun (as in "no buts and no ifs").

Noun[edit]

aber n

  1. a problem, an obstacle, a difficulty

Declension[edit]

The plural is the same, but definite forms do not apply.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

aber m, f (plural aberoedd or ebyr)

  1. estuary, mouth of a river