ere

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ere, from Old English ǣr (adverb, conjunction, and preposition), from Proto-Germanic *airiz, comparative of Proto-Germanic *airi (early), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éyeri (day, morning) (compare Avestan 𐬀𐬫𐬀𐬭(ayar, day), Gk. ἠέριος (ēérios, at daybreak), see also era). The adverb erstwhile retains the Old English superlative ǣrest (earliest). Cognate with Saterland Frisian eer (before), Dutch eer (before, sooner than), German eher (earlier).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • yer [15th–16th c.]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ere (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) At an earlier time. [10th–17th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John I:
      Thys is he of whome I spake, he that commeth after me, was before me be cause he was yer than I.

Preposition[edit]

ere

  1. (poetic, archaic) Before; sooner than.
    • 1594, Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
      Stirring ere the break of day.

Conjunction[edit]

ere

  1. (poetic, archaic) Before

Quotations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere (plural eres)

  1. Obsolete form of ear.
    • 1533, R. Saltwood:
      As plesaunt to the ere as the blacke sanctus Of a sad sorte vpon a mery pyn.

Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ere

  1. also

Coastal Konjo[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. water

Further reading[edit]


Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

ere

  1. (obsolete) present plural of være

Usage notes[edit]

  • Plural verbs were made optional in 1900.

Related terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of eer

Verb[edit]

ere

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of eren

Anagrams[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly the same root as in erk. Compare Finnish hereä, Livvi herei and Veps hered.

Adjective[edit]

ere (genitive ereda, partitive eredat)

  1. bright

Declension[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ér +‎ -e (possessive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɛrɛ]
  • Hyphenation: ere

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of ér

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative ere
accusative erét
dative erének
instrumental erével
causal-final eréért
translative erévé
terminative eréig
essive-formal ereként
essive-modal eréül
inessive erében
superessive erén
adessive erénél
illative erébe
sublative erére
allative eréhez
elative eréből
delative eréről
ablative erétől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
eréé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
erééi

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere f

  1. plural of era

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. vocative singular of erus

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch ēra, from Proto-Germanic *aizō.

Noun[edit]

êre f

  1. glory, fame
  2. honour, respect
  3. worship
  4. decency, etiquette
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: eer
    • Afrikaans: eer
  • Limburgish: ieër

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

êre

  1. Alternative form of êer

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Article[edit]

êre

  1. feminine genitive/dative singular of êen

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hiere.

Determiner[edit]

ere

  1. Alternative form of hire

Pronoun[edit]

ere

  1. Alternative form of hire

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English ēare, from Proto-Germanic *ausô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ṓws.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere (plural eren or eres)

  1. ear (organ that receives sound)
  2. The auricle; the outside of the ear.
  3. The ear canal; the portion of the ear which is not apparent by sight.
  4. The power of hearing; the ability to detect sound.
  5. The level of attention given to someone speaking.
  6. A handle or grip.
  7. A portion of the heart with an earlike shape.
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English ēar.

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. Alternative form of eere (ear of grain)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old English here.

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. Alternative form of here (army)

Etymology 5[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ere

  1. Alternative form of here (their)
References[edit]

Etymology 6[edit]

From Old English earon.

Verb[edit]

ere

  1. Alternative form of aren

Namia[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from *ais- (to honour, respect, revere)

Noun[edit]

ēre f

  1. honour

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Altfriesisches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Purari[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. water

References[edit]

  • The Structural Violence of Resouce Extraction in the Purari Delta, in Tropical Forests Of Oceania: Anthropological Perspectives
  • Comparative wordlists (Karl James Franklin, ‎Summer Institute of Linguistics) (1975)
  • Transnewguinea.org, citing G. E. MacDonald, The Teberan Language Family, pages 111-121, in The Linguistic Situation in the Gulf District and Adjacent Area, Papua New Guinea (editor K. J. Franklin) (1973)

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere f

  1. indefinite plural of eră
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of eră

Sa[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. village

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere f (plural eres)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter R.

Synonyms[edit]

  • erre (represents both r and rr)

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ere

  1. (colloquial) Apocopic form of eres; you are
    • 2019, “La venda”, in Amuza, performed by Miki Núñez:
      La venda ya cayó y serás como querías / Lo que ere, lo que ere, ere, ere, e
      The blindfold fell and you'll be however you wanted to be / What you are, what you are, you are, you are, a—

Further reading[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. dative singular of er

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ēra

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēre f

  1. homage, honor
  2. fame

Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere n

  1. afternoon