bera

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See also: bēra, béra, and bērā

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From berur

Noun[edit]

bera f (genitive singular beru, plural berur)

  1. clearing
Declension[edit]
f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bera beran berur berurnar
Accusative beru beruna berur berurnar
Dative beru beruni berum berunum
Genitive beru berunnar bera beranna
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse bera (to bear), from Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Verb[edit]

at bera (takes accusative object, third person singular past indicative bar, third person plural past indicative bóru, supine borið)

  1. to bear, to carry
Conjugation[edit]

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old Norse bera (to bear), from Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Verb[edit]

bera (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative bar, third-person plural past indicative báru, supine borið)

  1. (governs the accusative) to carry, to bear
  2. (governs the accusative, of cows and sheep) to give birth
  3. (impersonal) denotes an obligation or duty to do something
    • Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Icelandic, English)
      Hver maður er borinn frjáls og jafn öðrum að virðingu og réttindum. Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvizku, og ber þeim að breyta bróðurlega hverjum við annan.
      All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
    Mér ber að fara í stríð.
    It is my duty to go to war.
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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse bera, from Proto-Germanic *bazōną.

Verb[edit]

bera (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative beraði, supine berað)

  1. to bare
Conjugation[edit]

Kelabit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bəʀas, from Proto-Austronesian *bəʀas.

Noun[edit]

bera

  1. rice ((raw) seeds used as food)

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bēra

  1. nominative feminine singular of bērus
  2. nominative neuter plural of bērus
  3. accusative neuter plural of bērus
  4. vocative feminine singular of bērus
  5. vocative neuter plural of bērus

bērā

  1. ablative feminine singular of bērus

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bera, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bere (e infinitive)

Verb[edit]

bera (present tense ber, past tense bar, past participle bore, passive infinitive berast, present participle berande, imperative ber)

  1. to carry, bear
    Kor langt skal eg bera dette?
    How far shall I carry this?
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bera f

  1. singular definite of bere

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *berô (bear), probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (brown animal). Cognate with Old High German bero (German Bär), Middle Dutch bere (Dutch beer), Old Norse ber. The oblique stem *bern-, gave Old Norse bjǫrn (Swedish björn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bera m

  1. bear

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

·bera

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of beirid

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bera bera
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbera
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from *bʰer-. Compare Old English beran, Old Saxon beran, Old High German beran, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌰𐌽 (bairan).

Verb[edit]

bera

  1. to carry, to bear

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]