aber

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse apr, *appr, *ampr ‎(cold, sharp, chilly, bad, sad), from Proto-Germanic *ampraz ‎(sour, bitter, sharp, evil), from Proto-Indo-European *ōmos-, *am(r)-, *om- ‎(raw, bitter, sharp tasting, sour). Cognate with Icelandic napur ‎(biting), Swedish amper ‎(sharp, pungent), Dutch amper ‎(sharp, pungent, bitter, immature), German Ampfer ‎(a sorrel), Latin amārus ‎(morose, bitter, harsh). Related to Old English ampre ‎(dock, sorrel). See amper.

Adjective[edit]

aber ‎(comparative more aber, superlative most aber)

  1. (UK dialectal) Sharp; keen.
  2. (UK dialectal) With sharp outlines; clear; distinct.
  3. (UK dialectal) Sharp-sighted; keen; observant; watchful.
  4. (UK dialectal) Keen; eager; ready; anxious.

Verb[edit]

aber ‎(third-person singular simple present abers, present participle abering, simple past and past participle abered)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To sharpen, as a knife.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To stir up and make bright, as a fire.

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

aber

  1. to have

Breton[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ad-ber or *od-be. 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}}}

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aber c

  1. plural indefinite of abe

Verb[edit]

aber

  1. present tense of abe

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Breton aber.

Noun[edit]

aber m ‎(plural abers)

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

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German afur. Compare Saterland Frisian oaber ‎(but).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aber

  1. again (mostly used in abermals, yet another time)

Conjunction[edit]

aber

  1. but, however, though

Derived terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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]

Borrowing 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]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

aber m, f ‎(plural aberoedd or ebyr)

  1. estuary, mouth of a river