barre

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See also: barré and barrë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French barre.

Noun[edit]

barre ‎(plural barres)

  1. (ballet) A handrail fixed to a wall used for ballet exercises.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French barre ‎(bar, ingot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /barə/, [ˈb̥ɑːɑ]

Noun[edit]

barre c (singular definite barren, plural indefinite barrer)

  1. ingot
  2. bar
  3. (gymnastics) parallel bars, uneven bars

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French barre, from Old French barre ‎(beam, bar, gate, barrier), from Vulgar Latin *barra, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Frankish *bara ‎(bar, beam, barrier, fence), from Proto-Germanic *barō ‎(beam, bar, barrier), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰAr- ‎(log, board, plank). If so, then cognate with Old High German para, bara ‎(bar, beam, one's cherished land), Middle Dutch bāre, baer ‎(bar, barrier, rail), Old Frisian ber ‎(attack, assault), Swedish bärling ‎(a spoke), Norwegian berling ‎(a small bar in a vehicle, rod), Latin forus ‎(gangway, plank), Russian забо́р ‎(zabór, fencing, paling, fence), Ancient Greek φάρος ‎(pháros, piece of land, furrow, marker, beacon, lighthouse).

Alternate etymology derives Old French barre and Vulgar Latin *barra from a Celtic source related to Breton barri ‎(branch, twig).

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Noun[edit]

barre f ‎(plural barres)

  1. bar, cake, ingot
  2. stripe, dash, stroke, slash
  3. helm, tiller
  4. (heraldry) bend sinister

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

barre f

  1. plural of barra

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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barre f ‎(plural barres)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) helm, tiller; reef
  2. (Jersey, cycling) crossbar

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Noun[edit]

barre f ‎(oblique plural barres, nominative singular barre, nominative plural barres)

  1. bar (solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length)
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      Elle a l'us clos et fermet a la barre.
      She shut the door and closed it using the bar

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Portuguese[edit]

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barre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of barrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of barrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of barrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of barrar

Spanish[edit]

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barre

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of barrer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of barrer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of barrer.