barre

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See also: barré and barrë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French barre.

Noun[edit]

barre (plural barres)

  1. (ballet) A handrail fixed to a wall used for ballet exercises.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French barre (bar, ingot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /barə/, [ˈb̥ɑːɑ]

Noun[edit]

barre c (singular definite barren, plural indefinite barrer)

  1. ingot
  2. bar
  3. (gymnastics) parallel bars, uneven bars

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French barre, from Old French barre (beam, bar, gate, barrier), from Vulgar Latin *barra, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Frankish *bara (bar, beam, barrier, fence), from Proto-Germanic *barō (beam, bar, barrier), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰAr- (log, board, plank). If so, then cognate with Old High German para, bara (bar, beam, one's cherished land), Middle Dutch bāre, baer (bar, barrier, rail), Old Frisian ber (attack, assault), Swedish bärling (a spoke), Norwegian berling (a small bar in a vehicle, rod), Latin forus (gangway, plank), Russian забо́р (zabór, fencing, paling, fence), Ancient Greek φάρος (pháros, piece of land, furrow, marker, beacon, lighthouse).

Alternate etymology derives Old French barre and Vulgar Latin *barra from a Celtic source related to Breton barri (branch, twig).

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Noun[edit]

barre f (plural barres)

  1. bar, cake, ingot
  2. stripe, dash, stroke, slash
  3. helm, tiller
  4. (heraldry) bend sinister

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

barre f

  1. plural form of barra

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

barre f (plural barres)

  1. (nautical) helm, tiller; reef
  2. (cycling) crossbar

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

barre f (oblique plural barres, nominative singular barre, nominative plural barres)

  1. bar (solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length)
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      Elle a l'us clos et fermet a la barre.
      She shut the door and closed it using the bar

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Spanish[edit]

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barre

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of barrer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of barrer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of barrer.

Portuguese[edit]

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barre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of barrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of barrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of barrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of barrar