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.
    • 1971, Pichon Pei Yung Loh, The early Chiang Kai-shek: A STUDY OF HIS PERSONALITY AND POLITICS, 1887-1924[1], Columbia University Press, page 1:
      On April 5, 1925, Chiang Kai-shek returned from the First Eastern Expedition to the Whampoa Military Academy to officiate at a funeral service for Sun Yat-sen, who had died in Peking on March 12. Huang Chi-lu, then a young professor of political science at the University of Kwangtung and destined to become director of the Kuomintang Archives some forty years later, has informed us of the display of strong emotion evidenced by Chiang on this occasion: "The service was officiated by Mr. Chiang and Liao Chung-k'ai and was attended by over four thousand officers, cadets, and soldiers. As the funeral ceremonies began, Mr. Chiang, unable to control himself, wept bitterly and audibly, causing all in the assembly to shed tears."¹ Three years later, at the conclusion of the Northern Expedition, a similarly melodramatic scene unfolded before the eyes of the public as Chiang visited Sun's bier in the suburbs of Peking.
  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. indefinite plural of bi

Verb[edit]

bier

  1. present 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]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bier
  • Rhymes: -ir

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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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: bier
  • Indonesian: bir
  • Japanese: ビール
  • Javanese: bir
  • Sranan Tongo: biri

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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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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: bier (see there for further descendants)
  • Limburgish: beer
  • Old French: biere (see there for further descendants)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier m or f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Vilamovian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bier f (plural biern)

  1. berry

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian biār, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą.

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Noun[edit]

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive bierke)

  1. beer

Further reading[edit]

  • bier (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011