betre

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

betre

  1. Alternative form of bettre

Adverb[edit]

betre

  1. Alternative form of bettre

Noun[edit]

betre

  1. Alternative form of bettre

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse betri, from Proto-Germanic *batizô. Akin to English better.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

betre

  1. better (of higher quality)
    Selskapet oppnådde betre resultat i år enn i fjor.
    The company achieved better results this year than the previous year.
  2. better (more enjoyable)
    Maten her er betre.
    The food here is better.

Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the comparative adjective above.

Verb[edit]

betre (present tense betrar, past tense betra, past participle betra, passive infinitive betrast, present participle betrande, imperative betr)

  1. to improve

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English better. The verb sense may derive from or have been influenced by Dutch beter (not sick anymore; recovered from a disease).

Adjective[edit]

betre

  1. better
    A moro betre you gwe.It is better you leave.

Usage notes[edit]

Although the English etymon is a comparative, the Sranan Tongo term is not. The immediate equivalent of the English comparative better is moro bun (literally: “more good”). The combination moro betre is commonly used and is generally not considered a pleonasm.

Adverb[edit]

betre

  1. rather, preferentially

Usage notes[edit]

See the usage notes for the adjective.

Verb[edit]

betre

  1. to heal, to get well