gier

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Etymology 1[edit]

Germanic, related to begeren 'desire' and cognate with German Geier

Noun[edit]

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. (zoology) A vulture (l.s.)
  2. (by extension) A monster, notably hellspawn
  3. (figuratively) A human vulture, rapacious or predatory person
  4. (figuratively) A consuming desire
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Adjective[edit]

gier (comparative gierder, superlative gierst)

  1. desirous, eager, bent (on)
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Verb[edit]

gier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gieren
  2. singular imperative of gieren

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. The substance manure, notably when somewhat diluted in water
  2. Any swill, hogwash
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Verb[edit]

gier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gieren
  2. imperative of gieren

Etymology 3[edit]

Germanic

Noun[edit]

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. A scream

Verb[edit]

gier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gieren
  2. imperative of gieren

Etymology 4[edit]

Germanic

Noun[edit]

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. A (notably sharp and:or wide) sway, turn, swerve, notably by a vessel or vehicle
  2. (figuratively) A caprice, crazy/whimsical move

Verb[edit]

gier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gieren
  2. imperative of gieren

Etymology 5[edit]

From Latin gyrus, from Ancient Greek (gyros)

Noun[edit]

gier m

  1. A gyre, circular motion, notably in astronomy

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gier

  1. genitive plural of gra