gebaar

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch gebaren, from Middle Dutch gebaren.

Verb[edit]

gebaar (present gebaar, present participle gebarende, past participle gebaar)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) to gesture, to gesticulate

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch gebaar (which see), from Middle Dutch gebare, from Old Dutch gebare.

Noun[edit]

gebaar (plural gebare)

  1. gesture (act of gesticulating)
  2. gesture (act or token of appreciation or lack thereof)

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈbaːr/
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  • Hyphenation: ge‧baar
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch gebare, from Old Dutch gebare. Equivalent to a deverbal from gebaren. The sense “gesture” is relatively recent and was likely influenced by the sense “movement” and the related, now obsolete term gebaarde. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

gebaar n (plural gebaren, diminutive gebaartje n)

  1. gesture (act of gesticulating) [from early 18th c.]
  2. gesture (act or token of appreciation or lack thereof)
  3. (obsolete) movement, motion
    Synonym: beweging
  4. (obsolete) appearance
    Synonym: uiterlijk
  5. (obsolete) uproar, tumult
    Synonyms: misbaar, rumoer, tumult
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  • Afrikaans: gebaar

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

gebaar

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