bære

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See also: baere, Bäre, and -bære

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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Verb[edit]

bære (past tense bar, past participle båret, common gender attributive båren, definite or plural attributive bårne)

  1. to carry (to transport by lifting)
  2. to carry (to be transmitted; to travel)
  3. to bear (to be equipped with something)
  4. to bear (to put up with something)
  5. to bear (to produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bera, from Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to bear, carry).

Verb[edit]

bære (imperative bær, present tense bærer, passive bæres, simple past bar, past participle båret, present participle bærende)

  1. to bear; endure
  2. to wear
  3. to support; bear; carry

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

bære (present tense bær, past tense bar, past participle bore, passive infinitive bærast, present participle bærande, imperative bær)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by bera