بير

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Arabic[edit]

Verb[edit]

بِيرَ ‎(bīra) ‎(form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of بَارَ ‎(bāra)

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بِئْر ‎(biʾr)

Noun[edit]

بير‎ ‎(bīrm, pl ابيار ‎(ʾabyār) and بيار ‎(biyār)

  1. well
  2. shaft
  3. manhole

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Spiro, Socrates (1895). An Arabic-English vocabulary of the colloquial Arabic of Egypt, containing the vernacular idioms and expressions, slang phrases, etc., etc., used by the native Egyptians Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office.
  • Hinds, Martin; Badawi, El-Said (1986). A Dictionary of Egyptian Arabic Beirut: Librairie du Liban.