bere

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bere, from Old English bere (barley), 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]

  • IPA(key): /bɪə/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

bere (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) Barley, especially four-rowed barley or six-rowed barley.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere

  1. plural of beer

Basque[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bere

  1. his, her, its

Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *ìbéèdè.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bére 5 (plural maŵére 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]

  • bevere (obsolete or vernacular)

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of earlier bevere, from Latin bibere, present active infinitive of bibō, 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]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbe.re/, [ˈbeːr̺e]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bé‧re
  • Rhymes: -ere

Verb[edit]

bere

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to drink

Conjugation[edit]

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References[edit]

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

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
  • Limburgish: baer
  • West Flemish: beir

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]

  • “bere (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek[1], 2000
  • “bere (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek[2], 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J., “bere (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek[3], The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1885–1929, →ISBN, page II
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J., “bere (V)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek[4], The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1885–1929, →ISBN, page V

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere (plural beres)

  1. bear
Descendants[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Old Norse berja (to strike).

Verb[edit]

bere

  1. (transitive) To pierce.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bera.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to carry, bear
    Kor langt skal eg bere dette?
    How far shall I carry this?
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse bera.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a female bear, she-bear
    Inne mellom trea kunne dei skimta ei bere.
    Between the trees, they could discern a she-bear.
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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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]

Etymology 2[edit]

bea (to drink) +‎ -re

Noun[edit]

bere f (uncountable)

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

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
  2. womb

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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(bertmek) (to wound, to injure).

Noun[edit]

bere (definite accusative bereyi, plural bereler)

  1. wound, injury

Venda[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans perd.

Noun[edit]

bere

  1. horse