awer

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German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German aber. This and the Low German cognate of German oder are conflated in some dialects, resulting in both words being used with both meanings.

Conjunction[edit]

awer

  1. (Low Prussian) but
    awer öck dachte...
    but I thought...
  2. (Low Prussian) or
    fîf awer sess?
    five or six?

See also[edit]


Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German avur, from Proto-Germanic *afar, *abar, *abur (after, following), from Proto-Indo-European *apo- (away, from).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

awer

  1. but; though
    Ich kann, awer ich will net.
    I can, but I don't want to.
    • 2008, Ursula Wiesemann, Contribuição ao desenvolvimento de uma ortografia da língua Hunsrik falada na América do Sul, Associação Internacional de Lingüística – SIL Brasil, page 30:
      awer, ap xeele, tanke, knaps – mas, descascar, agradecer, rarefeito.
      but, to peel, to thank, scarce – but, to peel, to thank, scarce
      (note: the words right of the hyphen are in Portuguese)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German aver, from Old High German avur, afar. The expected form is *uewer; the a- is probably due to a levelling influence by cognate German aber, since the native forms show many variants (ower, iewer, iewel, ewel, partly through conflation with Middle High German *evenwal; compare Dutch evenwel).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːveʀ/, [ˈaːvɐ]

Conjunction[edit]

awer

  1. but, however
    Ech drénke gär Téi, awer ech haasse Kaffi.I like to drink tea, but I hate coffee.

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

awer

  1. (qualifier) rather; quite; unusually used with adjectives to express a surprising degree, whether this surprise be real or for effect
    Dat ass awer deier.That's rather expensive. ≈ That's more expensive than I would’ve thought.
    Du bass awer grouss ginn!Look how tall you’ve become! (said to a child)
  2. nonetheless, nevertheless

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

awer

  1. Alternative form of awwer