бирӕ

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Ossetian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older *биурӕ (*biwræ), ultimately from Proto-Iranian *baywā́.

Adverb[edit]

би́рӕ (bíræ)

  1. (Iron) many, much; very, too, too much; significantly
  2. (Iron) long (of time)

Adjective[edit]

би́рӕ (bíræ)

  1. (Iron) sizeable, substantial, significant, numerous

Noun[edit]

би́рӕ (bíræ)

  1. (Iron) sizeable, substantial, significant, numerous
    бирӕ адӕмbiræ adæmthrong of people

References[edit]

  • Бигулаев, Б. Б.; Гагкаев, К. Е.; Кулаев, Н. X.; Туаева, О. Н. (1970), “бирæ”, in Касаев А. М., editor, Осетинско-русский словарь [Ossetian–Russian Dictionary], 3rd edition, Ordzhonikidze: Publishing House “Ir”
  • Абаев, В. И. (1958) Историко-этимологический словарь осетинского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow, Leningrad: Academy Press, page 262
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1887) Etymologie und Lautlehre der ossetischen Sprache (in German), Strasbourg: K.J. Trübner, page 28