boer

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boer (noun) and boeren (verb).

Noun[edit]

boer (plural boere, diminutive boertjie)

  1. farmer; peasant
  2. (chess) pawn; least valuable piece in chess

Synonyms[edit]

  • (chess piece): pion

Verb[edit]

boer (present boer, present participle boerende, past participle geboer)

  1. to farm
  2. to continuously encounter someone at a specific place
    Hy boer daar by haar huis.
    He is always there at her house.
  3. to stay; to sojourn; to linger
    Hy't die heel middag by daardie meisie geboer.
    He stayed over at that girl['s place] the whole afternoon.
    Moenie op 'n vraag boer nie.
    Don't linger on a question.

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /boːər/, [ˈb̥oːˀɐ]

Etymology 1[edit]

See bo (estate, nest).

Noun[edit]

boer n

  1. plural indefinite of bo

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch boer.

Noun[edit]

boer c (singular definite boeren, plural indefinite boere)

  1. Boer
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From an eastern dialect (perhaps West Frisian, like its cognates gebuur) buur 'neighbor', Old English ġebūr, English bower, German Bauer etc. ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *būraz (dweller, inhabitant).

Noun[edit]

boer m (plural boeren, diminutive boertje n, feminine boerin)

  1. (male) farmer, peasant
  2. -boer (in compounds) merchant (and sometimes producer) of a certain product group, mainly foods, often named after it, e.g. melkboer 'milkman', groenteboer '(male) greengrocer'
  3. A boor, yokel, ruffian
  4. (slang) A jack (playing cards)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

boer m (plural boeren, diminutive boertje n)

  1. A burp
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Verb[edit]

boer

  1. first-person singular present indicative of boeren
  2. imperative of boeren

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

boer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of boō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

boer

  1. A Boer

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