bära

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See also: bara, Bara, bára, Bára, bāra, barā, båra, bæra, and bara-

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish bæra, from Old Norse bera, from Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (whence also börja, bår and barn). Cognate with Danish bære and Norwegian bære. [1]

See the English verb bear.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

bära (present bär, preterite bar, supine burit, imperative bär)

  1. to carry; to lift and transport anywhere else
    • 1914, Dan Andersson, Kolarhistorier, "Utrivning", page 34
      Isen var så tjock och där var så djupt till vattnet att man fick ställa sig på knä i snön för att ösa upp vatten i hinken.
      Två sådana fans, vi buro upp dem fulla och ställde dem ett stycke från milan.
      The ice there was so thick and it was so deep to the water that one had to get down on ones knees in the snow, to scoop up water into the bucket.
      There were two of those, and we carried them filled and put them down a bit away from the charcoal pile.
  2. to wear; e.g. a piece of clothing or jewelery
  3. (somewhat dated) to lead to; end up at

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (lead to): leda (till)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ bära in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)