ger

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See also: Ger., gér, and gèr

English[edit]

Mongolian yurts

Etymology 1[edit]

From Mongolian гэр (ger).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ger (plural gers)

  1. A yurt.
    • 2007, Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road, Sceptre 2008, p. 133:
      The new bek's great-grandfather had passed every night of his life under the sky, on the back of a pony or in the felt walls of a ger, and Buljan retained the ancestral contempt for cities and city dwellers.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hebrew גר.

Noun[edit]

ger (plural gerim)

  1. A male convert to Judaism.

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *gaura. Compare Lithuanian gauras (hair, down, tuft of hair), Latvian gauri (pubic hair) and Middle Irish gúaire (hair).

Noun[edit]

ger m

  1. squirrel (furry)
Related terms[edit]

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gar-jo- (word, speech) (compare Welsh gair).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ger m

  1. word
    • 1990, Thomas Arwyn Watkins, Martin John Ball, Celtic Linguistics / Ieithyddiaeth Geltaidd: Readings in the Brythonic Languages. p. 202.
      Skrijal a rae Loeiz o tistagan ar ger [...] 'Louis screamed in pronouncing the word'.

Derived terms[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gar-jo- (word, speech) (compare Welsh gair).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ger m (plural geryow)

  1. word
  2. saying
  3. report

Derived terms[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

ger

  1. 3rd person singular present of gera
he, she, it does, makes
  1. imperative singular of gera
do! make!
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse.

Noun[edit]

ger f (genitive singular gerar, uncountable)

  1. yeast
Declension[edit]
f2s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative ger gerin
Accusative ger gerina
Dative ger gerini
Genitive gerar gerarinnar

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Danish gær, from Old Norse gerð, from Proto-Germanic *garwidō.

Noun[edit]

ger n (genitive singular gers, no plural)

  1. yeast
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse gør, from Proto-Germanic *garwiją or *gerwą.

Noun[edit]

ger n (genitive singular gers)

  1. rotting things (as feed)
  2. flock, swarm (of carrion birds, flies, etc.)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse gerr, gjǫrr, gǫrr, from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

Adjective[edit]

ger (not comparable)

  1. ready, fully prepared
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse gerr, cognate with Old High German ger (greedy).

Adjective[edit]

ger (comparative gerari, superlative gerastur)

  1. greedy, gluttonous
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

From Old Norse gerr, gjǫrr, gørr, from Proto-Germanic *garwiz, comparative of the adverb corresponding to ger (3).

Adverb[edit]

ger (comparative form; superlative gerst)

  1. better, more thoroughly

References[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

ger

  1. rafsi of gerku.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of ġēar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġēr n (nominative plural ġēr)

  1. year
  2. the runic character (/j/)

Alternative forms[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of jār.

Noun[edit]

ger n

  1. year

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

ger

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gelū.

Noun[edit]

ger n (plural geruri)

  1. frost (cold weather that causes frost to form)
  2. frigidness, frosty weather

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ger

  1. present tense of ge., contracted from the archaic giver

Welsh[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ger

  1. next to.

Synonyms[edit]