amper

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ampre, from Old English ampre (a dilated vein, varix, tumour, swelling; dock, sorrel), from Proto-Germanic *ampra-, *amprōn- (dock, sorrel), which is related to *ampraz (sharp). Related to aber.

Noun[edit]

amper (plural ampers)

  1. A tumour, often accompanied by inflammation; pustule; varicose vein; pus; atter.
  2. A defect or flaw, especially in cloth.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “ampra/ōn-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 25

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inconclusive. Whilst its current definition was long thought to have come from Indonesian hampir due to its exclusive presence in Dutch (and no other Germanic language), this would not explain its high and almost universal usage in Flemish. More likely would be if it originated on Dutch soil. In that case, the meaning would have changed somewhat from the earlier Middle Dutch amper (sour) – compare the semantic development of German sehr (very), Alemannic German rüüdig (very). This word, in turn, is Germanic, and a cognate to the Swedish amper, German Ampfer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

amper

  1. almost
    Jouself amper gekak!
    You almost shat yourself!

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inconclusive. Whilst its current definition was long thought to have come from Indonesian hampir due to its exclusive presence in Dutch (and no other Germanic language), this would not explain its high and almost universal usage in Flemish. More likely would be if it originated on Dutch soil. In that case, the meaning would have changed somewhat from the earlier Middle Dutch amper (sour) – compare the semantic development of German sehr (very), Alemannic German rüüdig (very). This word, in turn, is Germanic, and a cognate to the Swedish amper, German Ampfer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑmpər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: am‧per
  • Rhymes: -ɑmpər

Adverb[edit]

amper

  1. scarcely, barely
    Dat is amper de moeite waard!
    That's barely worth the effort!
    Synonym: nauwelijks

Adjective[edit]

amper

  1. (archaic) sour

Further reading[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɒmpɛr]
  • Hyphenation: am‧per
  • Rhymes: -ɛr

Noun[edit]

amper (plural amperek)

  1. ampere (unit of electrical current)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative amper amperek
accusative ampert ampereket
dative ampernek ampereknek
instrumental amperrel amperekkel
causal-final amperért amperekért
translative amperré amperekké
terminative amperig amperekig
essive-formal amperként amperekként
essive-modal
inessive amperben amperekben
superessive amperen ampereken
adessive ampernél ampereknél
illative amperbe amperekbe
sublative amperre amperekre
allative amperhez amperekhez
elative amperből amperekből
delative amperről amperekről
ablative ampertől amperektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
amperé ampereké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
amperéi amperekéi
Possessive forms of amper
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. amperem ampereim
2nd person sing. ampered ampereid
3rd person sing. ampere amperei
1st person plural amperünk ampereink
2nd person plural amperetek ampereitek
3rd person plural amperük ampereik

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Ampère, French physicist.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amper n (genitive singular ampers, nominative plural amper)

  1. ampere (unit of electrical current)

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from Middle Low German. Perhaps cognate with Old Norse apr (hard, painful).

Adjective[edit]

amper (neuter singular ampert, definite singular and plural ampre, comparative amprere, indefinite superlative amprest)

  1. (of people) petulant; easily aggravated

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From French ampère. Named after French physicist André-Marie Ampère (1775–1836).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amper m inan (abbreviation A)

  1. ampere (unit of electrical current)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • amper in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • amper in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

àmpēr m (Cyrillic spelling а̀мпе̄р)

  1. ampere (unit of electrical current)

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Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ampȇr m inan

  1. ampere (unit of electrical current)

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., soft o-stem
nom. sing. ampêr
gen. sing. ampêrja
singular dual plural
nominative ampêr ampêrja ampêrji
accusative ampêr ampêrja ampêrje
genitive ampêrja ampêrjev ampêrjev
dative ampêrju ampêrjema ampêrjem
locative ampêrju ampêrjih ampêrjih
instrumental ampêrjem ampêrjema ampêrji

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish amper. Nationalencyklopedins ordbok traces the word to German Low German amper (sharp; harsh). According to Svenska Akademiens ordbok it is also related to Latin amarus (bitter) and Sanskrit अम्ल (amla, sour).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

amper (comparative amprare, superlative amprast)

  1. harsh, stern, particularly about older women
    En amper bondmora.
    A stern peasantwoman.
  2. (of taste) pungent, biting, strong
    Till desserten serverades vi en synnerligen amper blåmögelost.
    At the dessert, we were served a very strong blue cheese.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of amper
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular amper amprare amprast
Neuter singular ampert amprare amprast
Plural ampra amprare amprast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ampre amprare ampraste
All ampra amprare ampraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ampère.

Noun[edit]

amper (definite accusative amperi, plural amperler)

  1. ampere (unit of electrical current)

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative amper
Definite accusative amperi
Singular Plural
Nominative amper amperler
Definite accusative amperi amperleri
Dative ampere amperlere
Locative amperde amperlerde
Ablative amperden amperlerden
Genitive amperin amperlerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular amperim amperlerim
2nd singular amperin amperlerin
3rd singular amperi amperleri
1st plural amperimiz amperlerimiz
2nd plural amperiniz amperleriniz
3rd plural amperleri amperleri

References[edit]

  • amper in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

West Frisian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

amper

  1. barely, hardly, scarcely
  2. virtually

Further reading[edit]

  • amper (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011