være

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vera, vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną (to be, remain), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (to be), *h₂wes- (to dwell, live, reside).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛːrə/, [ˈvɛːɐ]

Verb[edit]

være (imperative vær, infinitive at være, present tense er, past tense var, past participle har været)

  1. To be.

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

være (imperative vær, present tense er, simple past var, past pasticiple vært)

  1. to be.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

være (present tense værer; past tense værte; past participle vært)

  1. To sense or feel.
    Jeg værer fiendtlighet mellom Ola og Per.
    I can sense a certain animosity between Ola and Per.