bier

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English[edit]

a funeral bier (sense 1)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English beer, beere, bere, from Old English bēr, (West Saxon) bǣr (stretcher, bier), from Proto-Germanic *bērō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to carry, bear). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Beere (stretcher, bier), Dutch baar (bier), German Bahre (bier, stretcher). More at bear.

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Noun[edit]

bier (plural biers)

  1. A litter to transport the corpse of a dead person.
  2. A platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed.
  3. A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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Afrikaans[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bier, from Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch bier, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross).

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Noun[edit]

bier (plural biere, diminutive biertjie)

  1. beer (alcoholic drink brewed from grains or other starch material)
  2. (countable) a serving of beer

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier c

  1. plural indefinite of bi

Verb[edit]

bier

  1. present tense of bie

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch bier, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bir/, [biːr]
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  • Hyphenation: bier
  • Rhymes: -iːr

Noun[edit]

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive biertje n)

  1. (uncountable) beer (alcoholic drink brewed from grains or other starch material)
    Het is hier nu vooral feest en bier drinken.
    Here it's mostly partying and drinking beer.
  2. (countable) a serving of beer
  3. (countable) a variety of beer

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

bier

  1. Imperative singular of bieren.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of bieren.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch bier, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą.

Noun[edit]

bier n

  1. beer

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Further reading[edit]

  • bier”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bier”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier m, f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Vilamovian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bier f (plural biern)

  1. berry

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier n (plural bieren)

  1. beer