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See also: baere, Bäre, and bære

Old English[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *bēriz ‎(bearing, carrying). Akin to Old Frisian -ber, Old Saxon -bāri, Old High German -bāri (German -bar), Middle Dutch -bare (Dutch -baar).



  1. suffix meaning bearing, having
    corn + ‎-bære → ‎cornbǣre ‎(corn-bearing)
    æppel + ‎-bære → ‎æppelbǣre ‎(fruitful, (lit. apple-bearing))
    wæstm + ‎-bære → ‎wæstmbǣre ‎(fruitful)
  2. having the qualities of, characterized by
    andelbǣre ‎(reverse, reversed)
    ator + ‎-bære → ‎ātorbǣre ‎(poisonous)
  3. denoting likeness or similarity to
    ċeosel + ‎-bære → ‎ċeoselbǣre ‎(gravelly, shingly)
    cwealm + ‎-bære → ‎cwealmbǣre ‎(deadly, bloodthirsty, murderous)
  4. producing
    mann + ‎-bære → ‎mannbǣre ‎(man-producing, producing men)