From Middle High German zære (“tears”), plural of zār m, a Central German variant of zaher, from Old High German zahar (“tear”), from Proto-Germanic *tahrą, from Proto-Indo-European *dáḱru-. Cognate with English tear, Danish tår, Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌲𐍂 (tagr). Possibly related to Träne.
- IPA(key): /ˈtsɛːʁə/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
- IPA(key): /ˈtseːʁə/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
- Hyphenation: Zäh‧re
Zähre f (genitive Zähre, plural Zähren)