- IPA(key): /ˈveːr/ (It is important to pronounce it with a long é, otherwise it will sound like ver (“to beat”).)
- Hyphenation: vér
vér (plural vérek)
declension of vér
- Compound words
- (archaic) First person plural pronoun; we (singular ég, eg).
- (archaic, formal) A formal term of self-reference used by a royal person; we.
This pronoun has mostly fallen out of use, but lingers in biblical language in the raw plural sense, and finds occasional use elsewhere. As a majestic self-reference, it was used in royal decrees, and may find modern use e.g. in literature dealing with persons who refer to themselves in such a way.
|Icelandic honourific pronouns|
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From Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy, plural of *éǵh₂. Cognate with Old English wē ( > English we), Old Frisian wī ( > West Frisian wy), Old Saxon wī ( > Low German wi), Old Dutch wī ( > Dutch wij), Old High German wir ( > German wir), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐍃 (weis).