bør

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German bore. It is derived from the verb German Low German bören (to lift), from Proto-Germanic *burjaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bøːˀr/, [ˈb̥øˀɐ̯], [ˈb̥øɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

bør c (singular definite børen, plural indefinite børe)

  1. wheelbarrow
  2. battered old hat
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse byrr, Proto-Germanic *buriz (favorable wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bøːˀr/, [ˈb̥øˀɐ̯], [ˈb̥øɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

bør c (singular definite børen, not used in plural form)

  1. wind, fair wind
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse burðr m (bearing, birth), byrð f (ancestry), from Proto-Germanic *burdiz ~ *burþiz, cognate with Norwegian foster m, burar (uterus), Swedish börd, English birth, German Geburt. Doublet of byrd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bøːˀr/, [ˈb̥øˀɐ̯], [ˈb̥øɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

bør c (singular definite børen, plural indefinite børe)

  1. (dated) womb, uterus (of animals)
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Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bør/, [ˈb̥ɶɐ̯]

Verb[edit]

bør

  1. present tense of burde

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

bør

  1. present of burde

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse byrðr, from Proto-Germanic *burþiz. Akin to English burden. Doublet of byrd and byrde, with which it was considered an alternative form until 2012.

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Noun[edit]

bør f (definite singular børa, indefinite plural bører, definite plural børene)

  1. burden (that which is carried, also figuratively)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse byrr, from Proto-Germanic *buriz.

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Noun[edit]

bør m (definite singular børen, indefinite plural børar, definite plural børane)

  1. sailing wind
    Me hadde god bør ut av hamna.
    We had good sailing wind out of the harbour.
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Noun[edit]

bør n (definite singular børet, uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) hail
    Synonym: hagl

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

bør

  1. present of burda
  2. present of byrja (non-standard since 2012)

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