-bar

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Danish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-bar

  1. -able

Usage notes[edit]

Truncates final schwa: ‎læse + ‎-bar → ‎læsbar.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German -bære, from Old High German -bāri, from Proto-Germanic *bēriz. The modern vowel -a- is after the adverb form (Middle High German -bāre, Old High German -bāro), which came to be used in predicative and then also in attributive position. This development was especially Low and Central German (compare Middle Low German -bār(e) alongside -bēr(e)). Also cognate with Dutch -baar, West Frisian -ber, Old English -bǣre[1]. Old Norse -bærr (Old Swedish -bǣr). This suffix is said to be West Germanic, so the Old Norse form is probably an early Middle Low German borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baːɐ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /baː/, /bɐ/ (common speech)
  • (file)
  • Homophones: bar, Bar

Suffix[edit]

-bar

  1. -able, -ible

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich, “-bar”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1989, →ISBN

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-bar

  1. -able; suffix meaning "that which can be" or "that which can be done."
  2. (rare) suffix meaning "in front," "by the side," or "close to"

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Low German -bar

Suffix[edit]

-bar

  1. -able (in broad terms, but not always). This suffix converts nouns and verbs to adjectives, as well as modifying other adjectives.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Low German -bar

Suffix[edit]

-bar

  1. -able (as above)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish -bar, which is borrowed from Middle Low German -bar. Cognate with the native Old Swedish -bǣr (Old Norse -bærr), German -bar (from Old High German -bāri), Dutch -baar, Old English -bære.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-bar

  1. -able; create an adjective from a noun or verb

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ -bar in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

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