beor

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beor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of beō

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From Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross, sediment, brewer's yeast). Cognate with Old Frisian biār, Old Saxon bior (Dutch bier), Old High German bior (German Bier), Old Norse bjōrr. More at beer.

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Noun[edit]

bēor n

  1. (chiefly poetic) beer, ale
    Gebeotedon beore druncne oret-mecgas, ðæt hie in beor-sele bidan woldon Grendles guðe: The sons of conflict, drunk on beer, promised that they would wait in the beer-hall for Grendel’s attack. (Beowulf)

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