barr

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See also: Barr, barr-, bàrr, and bárr

Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

barr n (genitive singular barrs, no plural)

  1. pine needles

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish barr (top, tip, end; crop, produce), from Proto-Celtic *barros (compare Middle Welsh barr).

Noun[edit]

barr m (genitive singular bairr or barr, nominative plural barra)

  1. tip, head, point
  2. top; summit
  3. upper part
  4. surface
  5. coating; cream, scum
  6. (agriculture) crop, cut, yield
  7. yield, result
  8. addition, excess
  9. superiority
  10. extremity
  11. (of wavelength) crest
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Verb[edit]

barr (present analytic barrann, future analytic barrfaidh, verbal noun barradh, past participle barrtha)

  1. (transitive) top; surpass
  2. (transitive, of nail) clinch
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Compare English bar.

Noun[edit]

barr m (genitive singular bairr)

  1. bar, hindrance
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Verb[edit]

barr (present analytic barrann, future analytic barrfaidh, verbal noun barradh, past participle barrtha)

  1. (transitive) bar, hinder
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
barr bharr mbarr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "barr" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 barr” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “barr” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “barr” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Middle Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *barros (compare Irish barr), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰers-.

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Noun[edit]

barr m (plural barriau)

  1. top
  2. summit, crest

Mutation[edit]

Middle Welsh mutation
Radical Soft Nasal Aspirate
barr uarr / varr marr unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *baraz.

Noun[edit]

barr n

  1. acicular leaves, needles (of the fir or pine)
  2. barley

Derived terms[edit]

  • barraxlaðr (high-shouldered, with sharp, prominent shoulderbones)
  • barrviðr (pine-forrest; the wood of the fir)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • barr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Entry "barr" on page 43 in: Geir T. Zoëga "A Concise Dictionary of Old Islandic", Oxford at the Claredon Press (1910).

Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

barr m (plural barr)

  1. stone

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse barr

Noun[edit]

barr n

  1. needle; leaf of a coniferous tree
  2. (dated, slang, uncountable) hair

Declension[edit]

Declension of barr 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative barr barret barr barren
Genitive barrs barrets barrs barrens

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Noun[edit]

barr c

  1. (gymnastics) parallel bars

Declension[edit]

Declension of barr 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative barr barren barrar barrarna
Genitive barrs barrens barrars barrarnas