barre

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See also: Barre, barré, and barrë

English[edit]

barre chord

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French barre. Doublet of bar.

Noun[edit]

barre (plural barres)

  1. (ballet) A handrail fixed to a wall used for ballet exercises.
  2. (music) Short for barre chord.

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Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Basque *baŕe, probably of imitative origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

barre inan

  1. laughter

Declension[edit]

Declension of barre (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive barre barrea barreak
ergative barrek barreak barreek
dative barreri barreari barreei
genitive barreren barrearen barreen
comitative barrerekin barrearekin barreekin
causative barrerengatik barrearengatik barreengatik
benefactive barrerentzat barrearentzat barreentzat
instrumental barrez barreaz barreez
inessive barretan barrean barreetan
locative barretako barreko barreetako
allative barretara barrera barreetara
terminative barretaraino barreraino barreetaraino
directive barretarantz barrerantz barreetarantz
destinative barretarako barrerako barreetarako
ablative barretatik barretik barreetatik
partitive barrerik
prolative barretzat

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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Dutch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

barre

  1. Inflected form of bar

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 *bʰerH- (to strike, pierce).

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).

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

Doublet of bar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baʁ/, /bɑʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

barre f (plural barres)

  1. bar, cake, ingot
  2. (typography) Clipping of barre oblique: the slash mark/
  3. (typography) Clipping of barre de fraction: the fraction slash
  4. (typography) Clipping of barre inscrite: the bar diacritics̵⟩, ⟨̶⟩, ⟨̷⟩, and ⟨̸
  5. (typography) Clipping of barre verticale: the pipe mark|
  6. (typography, improper) Clipping of barre oblique inversée: the backslash\
  7. (nautical) helm, tiller
  8. (heraldry) bend sinister

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: barre

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

barre f

  1. plural of barra

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

barre

  1. vocative singular of barrus

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

barre f (plural barres)

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

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From German Barre, Barren, from French barre and Latin barra

Noun[edit]

barre m (definite singular barren, indefinite plural barrer, definite plural barrene)

  1. a bar or ingot (of precious metal)
  2. a barre (e.g. for ballet training)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Barren, from French barre and Latin barra

Noun[edit]

barre m (definite singular barren, indefinite plural barrar, definite plural barrane)

  1. a bar or ingot (of precious metal)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *barra

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: barre
    • English: bar (see there for further descendants)
  • Middle French: barre

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

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]

Verb[edit]

barre

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of barrar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of barrar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of barrar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of barrar.
  5. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of barrer.
  6. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of barrer.
  7. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of barrer.