ere

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See also: Ere, ERE, -ere, -eré, 'ere, erè, ère, and erê

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ere, from Old English ǣr. (adverb, conjunction, & preposition), from Proto-Germanic *airiz comparative of Proto-Germanic *airi (early), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyeri (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 German eher (earlier) and Dutch eer (before, sooner than).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • yer [15th-16th c.]

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.
    • Bible, John iv. 49
      Sir, come down ere my child die.
    • Shakespeare
      Stirring ere the break of day.
    • Dryden
      Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.
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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

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

ere

  1. (obsolete) present plural of være

Usage notes[edit]

  • Plural verbs were made optional in 1900.

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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]


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]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

êre

  1. Alternative form of êer

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Article[edit]

êre

  1. feminine genitive and dative singular of êen

Further reading[edit]

  • ere (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • ere (IV)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

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

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)

Sa[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere

  1. village

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ere f (plural eres)

  1. Name of the letter r.

Synonyms[edit]

  • erre (generic name for the letter r)

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