bere

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English[edit]

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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)
  • Rhymes: -ɪə

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

Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

bere

  1. a stick

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Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beɾe/, [be̞.ɾe̞]

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 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]

Verb[edit]

bére (first-person singular present bévo, first-person singular past historic bévvi or bevétti or (rare) bevéi, past participle bevùto, first-person singular imperfect bevévo, first-person singular future berrò or (rare) beverò, auxiliary avere)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to drink

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References[edit]

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

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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
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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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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, from Proto-Germanic *beraną. The noun is derived from the verb.

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 lang skal eg bere dette?
    How far shall I carry this?
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Noun[edit]

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

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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
    Synonyms: binne, hobjørn
    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]
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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]
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Etymology 2[edit]

bea (to drink) +‎ -re

Noun[edit]

bere f (uncountable)

  1. (rare) (the act of) drinking
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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

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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