бэрэ

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Adyghe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Trubetzkoy, incorrectly citing the Adyghe form as beurə, derives it from Ossetian; compare Digor Ossetian берӕ ‎(beræ), беурӕ ‎(bewræ).

On the other hand, Shagirov derives from бэ ‎(, much, a lot) +‎ -рэ ‎(-ră, adverbial suffix) but remarks that the Iranian (Ossetian) origin of бэ ‎() in principle cannot be excluded: the ending -рӕ ‎(-ræ) of the Ossetian word may have been interpreted as the Adyghe adverbial suffix.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

бэрэ ‎(bără)

  1. many times, a lot
    КӀалэр бэрэ сиунэ къакӏо — The boy is coming to my house a lot.
    Бэрэ тхылъхэмэ саджэ — I read the books many times.
  2. long time
    Бэрэ сиунэ укъэкӏожьыгъэпlong time you didn't come to my house.

See also[edit]

  1. тэкӏурэ (few times)

References[edit]

  • Abajev, V. I. (1958) Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ osetinskovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow, Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences, page 262
  • Trubetzkoy, Nikolai (1921), “Remarques sur quelques mots iraniens empruntés par les langues du Caucase septentrional”, in Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris (in French), volume 22, issue 5, page 249
  • Šagirov, A. K. (1977), “бэ”, in Lomtatidze K. V., editor, Etimologičeskij slovarʹ adygskix (čerkesskix) jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Adyghean (Circassian) Languages] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow: Nauka, pages 70–71