aber

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See also: Aber and åber

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (hold, have).

Verb[edit]

aber

  1. to have

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *aber, from Proto-Celtic *adberos. Cognate with Cornish aber (confluence, estuary), Old Welsh aper (confluence, estuary), Old Irish abor (estuary).

Noun[edit]

aber m, f (plural aberioù)

  1. ria, estuary, mouth of a river

Verb[edit]

aber

  1. present tense of aberiñ

References[edit]

  • Victor Henry, Lexique Étymologique des termes les plus usuels du Breton Moderne, Plihon et Hervé, 1900, page {{{1}}}

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Spanish a ver, short form of the phrase vamos a ver (let's see).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧ber

Interjection[edit]

aber

  1. let me see; let's see

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aber c

  1. plural indefinite of abe

Verb[edit]

aber

  1. present tense of abe

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Breton aber.

Noun[edit]

aber m (plural abers)

  1. (geography) A ria, especially one in Brittany.

Further reading[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German aber, aver, from Old High German avur, afar, from Proto-Germanic *aferą (behind). Compare Luxembourgish awer (but), Saterland Frisian oaber (but), Middle Low German āver.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːbɐ/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

aber (coordinating)

  1. but; however; though

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike most other conjunctions, aber need not be the first word of a clause: Ich bin dafür, er aber lehnt es ab. — “I’m in favour, but he rejects it.” In such a construction, aber might be considered an adverb, though the usual interpretation is that it is still a conjunction.
  • After a negative, sondern is used to express a contrast, while aber expresses a gradation or nuance. Compare:
Er ist nicht genial, sondern dumm.He isn’t brilliant but stupid.
Er ist nicht genial, aber ziemlich klug.He isn’t brilliant but quite intelligent.

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aber

  1. (obsolete, except in compounds) again
  2. (qualifier) rather; quite; unusually; used with adjectives to express a surprising degree, whether this surprise be real or for effect
    Das ist aber teuer.That's rather expensive. ≈ That's more expensive than I would’ve thought.
    Du bist aber groß geworden!Look how tall you’ve become! (said to a child)
  3. nonetheless, nevertheless

Derived terms[edit]


Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Shetland) IPA(key): [a(ː)bər]

Noun[edit]

aber (plural abers)

  1. (Shetland) sharp, keen
  2. (Shetland) clear, distinct
  3. (Shetland) sharp-sighted, observant, watchful
  4. (Shetland) eager
  5. (Shetland) greedy

Verb[edit]

aber (third-person singular present abers, present participle aberin, past abert, past participle abert)

  1. (Shetland) to sharpen
  2. (Shetland, often with up) to poke a fire in order to brighten it

References[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish خبر(haber), from Arabic خَبَر(ḵabar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǎber/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ber

Noun[edit]

àber m (Cyrillic spelling а̀бер)

  1. news information
  2. message
  3. sensation, feeling

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German aber (but), turned into a noun (as in "no buts and no ifs").

Noun[edit]

aber n

  1. a problem, an obstacle, a difficulty

Declension[edit]

The plural is the same, but definite forms do not apply.

References[edit]


Tarifit[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Tashelhit abliw

Noun[edit]

aber m (plural abriwen, construct state waber)

  1. eyelash

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *aber, from Proto-Celtic *adberos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aber m, f (plural aberoedd or ebyr)

  1. estuary, mouth of a river

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
aber unchanged unchanged haber
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zipser German[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

aber

  1. Alternative form of åber