From Old Danish bæræ, from Old Norse bera, from Proto-Germanic *beraną, cognate with Swedish bära, English bear, German gebären. The verb goes back to Proto-Indo-European *bʰéreti (“to bear, carry”), which is also the source of Latin ferō, Ancient Greek φέρω (phérō), Sanskrit भरति (bhárati).
- to carry (to transport by lifting)
- to carry (to be transmitted; to travel)
- to bear (to be equipped with something)
- to bear (to put up with something)
- to bear (to produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops)
- “bære” in The Bokmål Dictionary.