bír

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See also: bir and Bir

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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bír

  1. (transitive) to endure, to stand, to bear, to cope with something
    Nem bírja a nehéz munkát.‎ ― He can't do hard work.
  2. (transitive) to be able to do, to manage something
    Nem bírom megoldani a feladatot.‎ ― I am not able to solve the excercise.
  3. (intransitive) to be able to handle something (-val/-vel)
    Nem bírok ezzel a gyerekkel.‎ ― I can't handle this kid.
  4. (intransitive, formal) to possess, to own, to bear something (-val/-vel)
    Ez nagy jelentőséggel bír.‎ ― This bears great significance.
  5. (transitive) to persuade, to induce to do something (-ra/-re)
    Vallomásra bírták.‎ ― They got him to confess.
  6. (transitive, colloquial) to like someone or something
    Nagyon bírom őket!‎ ― I like them very much.
    • 1964, J. D. Salinger (author), Judit Gyepes (translator), Zabhegyező [The Catcher in the Rye], Budapest: Európa Könyvkiadó (1998), ISBN 9630764024, page 7:
      Ámbár egész rendes lány. Egyszer mellette ültem a buszon Agerstownból jövet, és beszélgettünk. Bírtam a dumáját.

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Irish[edit]

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bír

  1. (literary, Munster) second-person singular present indicative habitual of

Usage notes[edit]

The analytic form bíonn is standard.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bír bhír mbír
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.