cere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sere, from Old French cire, from Latin cera (wax, cere), or via Latin cero (I smear or coat with wax).

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cere (plural ceres)

  1. (ornithology) A fleshy, waxy area at the base of the upper beak in certain birds.
    • 2021, Nikki Moustaki, Parrots For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN), page 182:
      The cere is the fleshy spot just above the beak where the nostrils, or nares, are located. In some species, like the parakeet, the cere is prominent; in others, the cere is covered by feathers. Both the cere and the nares should be clean []

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  • sere (possibly obsolete)

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cere (third-person singular simple present ceres, present participle cering, simple past and past participle cered)

  1. (transitive) To wax; to cover or close with wax.
    • 1676, Richard Wiseman, Severall Chirurgical Treatises
      a strong twisted Thread cered

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cēra.

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cere f (plural ceris)

  1. wax

Italian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃe.re/
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: cé‧re

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cere f

  1. plural of cera

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō (seek, look for, desire). In the 19th century, the older form of the simple perfect, cerșii, from Latin quaesīvī, was replaced by cerui by analogy and the old past participle, cerșit, from Latin quaesītus, was replaced by cerut. The r in these obsolete words were themselves a relatively modern addition through analogy with the original word. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃe.re/
  • Hyphenation: ce‧re
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

a cere (third-person singular present cere, past participle cerut3rd conj.

  1. to request, to ask (for)

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Wolof[edit]

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cere (definite form cere ji)

  1. couscous