bere

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bere, from Old English bere (barley), from Proto-West Germanic *barī, from Proto-Germanic *baraz (barley). Compare Welsh bara (bread), Latin far (spelt), Serbo-Croatian бра̏шно/brȁšno (flour), Albanian bar (grass), Ancient Greek Φήρον (Phḗron, plant deity). See also: barley.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪə/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɪɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

bere (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) Barley, especially four-rowed barley or six-rowed barley.
Alternative forms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See bear (pillowcase)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere (plural beres)

  1. (now dialectal) A pillowcase; a fabric case or covering as for a pillow; a pillowbere.
    • 1976, Essex Record Office, Publications:
      Woven and embroidered coverlets in imitation of tapestry appear as 'a tapestry covering which lieth on my bed' [...] 'a pillow of feathers with a bere' (pillow-case); 'two pillows and the beres to [cover them]'
    • 2014 April 1, Phil Rickman, The Heresy of Dr Dee, Atlantic Books, →ISBN:
      [...] he'd tossed me an extra pillow in a bere.

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere

  1. plural of beer

Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere

  1. a stick

References[edit]

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beɾe/ [be.ɾe]
  • Rhymes: -eɾe
  • Hyphenation: be‧re

Etymology 1[edit]

Determiner[edit]

bere

  1. genitive plural of bera; their
    Synonym: beren

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bere

  1. genitive singular of bera; his, her, its

Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *ìbéèdè.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bére class 5 (plural maŵére class 6)

  1. breast, teat
  2. part of a bunch of bananas, about a handful in size

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bere

  1. third-person singular present indicative of brát

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of earlier bevere, from Latin bibere, from Proto-Italic *pibō, from Proto-Indo-European *píph₃eti.
Cognate with Albanian pi, literary Armenian ըմպել (əmpel), Hindi पीना (pīnā), and Irish ibh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bére (first-person singular present bévo, first-person singular past historic bévvi or bevétti or (traditional) bevètti, past participle bevùto, first-person singular imperfect bevévo, first-person singular future berrò, auxiliary avére)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to drink [auxiliary avere]

Conjugation[edit]

Including lesser-used forms:

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bere in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams[edit]

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of bērus

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *bero, from Proto-West Germanic *berō, from Proto-Germanic *berô.

Noun[edit]

bēre m

  1. bear
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: beer
    • Afrikaans: beer
    • Papiamentu: ber, beer
  • Limburgish: baer
  • West Flemish: beir
  • Zealandic: beêr

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *beri, from Proto-West Germanic *baʀi, from Proto-Germanic *bazją.

Noun[edit]

bēre f

  1. berry
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English bera, from Proto-West Germanic *berō, from Proto-Germanic *berô.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere (plural beres)

  1. bear (mammal)
Descendants[edit]
  • English: bear (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: beir

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Old Norse berja (to strike).

Verb[edit]

bere

  1. (transitive) To pierce.
    • late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Knight's Tale, The Canterbury Tales, line 2255-2256:
      [...] Than preye I thee, to-morwe with a spere
      That Arcita me thurgh the herte bere.
      [...] Then I pray thee, tomorrow with a spear
      That Arcite stab me through the heart.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bera.

Noun[edit]

bere f (definite singular bera, indefinite plural berer, definite plural berene)

  1. a female bear, she-bear
    Synonyms: binne, hobjørn
    Inne mellom trea kunne dei skimta ei bere.
    Between the trees, they could discern a she-bear.
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

bere (present tense ber, past tense bar, past participle bore, passive infinitive berast, present participle berande, imperative ber)

  1. e-infinitive form of bera

References[edit]

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *barī, from Proto-Germanic *baraz. Cognate with Old Norse barr.

Noun[edit]

bere m

  1. barley
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

bere

  1. first-person singular present indicative of beran

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Bier. Influenced by the word below, meaning "action of drinking".

Noun[edit]

bere f (plural beri)

  1. beer
    Vrem trei beri, te rog.
    We want three beers, please.
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From bea (to drink) +‎ -re.

Noun[edit]

bere f (uncountable)

  1. (rare) (the act of) drinking
Declension[edit]

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian bera, from Proto-West Germanic *beran. Cognates include West Frisian barre and English bear.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bere

  1. (transitive) to bear; to give birth to
    • 2000, Marron C. Fort, transl., Dät Näie Tästamänt un do Psoolme in ju aasterlauwerfräiske Uurtoal fon dät Seelterlound, Fräislound, Butjoarlound, Aastfräislound un do Groninger Umelounde [The New Testament and the Psalms in the East Frisian language, native to Saterland, Friesland, Butjadingen, East Frisia and the Ommelanden of Groningen], →ISBN, Dät Evangelium ätter Matthäus 1:16:
      Jakob waas die Foar fon Josef, dän Mon fon Maria; Fon Maria wuud Jesus bädden, die die Christus (die Messias) namd wädt.
      Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Maria; From Maria Jesus was born, who is called Christus (the Messiah).

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “bere”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English bere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere (uncountable)

  1. barley, especially six-rowed barley

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English belly.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere

  1. belly, stomach
  2. womb

Derived terms[edit]

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French béret.

Noun[edit]

bere (definite accusative bereyi, plural bereler)

  1. beret

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Turkic bertmek (to wound, to injure)

Noun[edit]

bere (definite accusative bereyi, plural bereler)

  1. wound, injury
    Synonym: bertik
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative bere
Definite accusative bereyi
Singular Plural
Nominative bere bereler
Definite accusative bereyi bereleri
Dative bereye berelere
Locative berede berelerde
Ablative bereden berelerden
Genitive berenin berelerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular berem berelerim
2nd singular beren berelerin
3rd singular beresi bereleri
1st plural beremiz berelerimiz
2nd plural bereniz bereleriniz
3rd plural bereleri bereleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular beremi berelerimi
2nd singular bereni berelerini
3rd singular beresini berelerini
1st plural beremizi berelerimizi
2nd plural berenizi berelerinizi
3rd plural berelerini berelerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular bereme berelerime
2nd singular berene berelerine
3rd singular beresine berelerine
1st plural beremize berelerimize
2nd plural berenize berelerinize
3rd plural berelerine berelerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular beremde berelerimde
2nd singular berende berelerinde
3rd singular beresinde berelerinde
1st plural beremizde berelerimizde
2nd plural berenizde berelerinizde
3rd plural berelerinde berelerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular beremden berelerimden
2nd singular berenden berelerinden
3rd singular beresinden berelerinden
1st plural beremizden berelerimizden
2nd plural berenizden berelerinizden
3rd plural berelerinden berelerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular beremin berelerimin
2nd singular berenin berelerinin
3rd singular beresinin berelerinin
1st plural beremizin berelerimizin
2nd plural berenizin berelerinizin
3rd plural berelerinin berelerinin

Further reading[edit]

Venda[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans perd.

Noun[edit]

bere (plural dzibere)

  1. horse