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 (Dutch baar, German Bahre), from *beraną (to bear). More at bear.

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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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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier c

  1. plural indefinite of bi

Verb[edit]

bier

  1. present tense of bie

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive biertje n)

  1. beer
    Het is hier nu vooral feest en bier drinken.
    Here it's mostly partying and drinking 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.

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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