ger

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See also: GER, Ger, gér, gèr, Ger., and Ger⁺⁶

English[edit]

Mongolian yurts

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Mongolian гэр ‎(ger).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ger ‎(plural gers)

  1. A yurt.
    • 2007, Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road, Sceptre 2008, p. 133:
      The new bek's great-grandfather had passed every night of his life under the sky, on the back of a pony or in the felt walls of a ger, and Buljan retained the ancestral contempt for cities and city dwellers.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Hebrew גֵּר ‎(ger).

Noun[edit]

ger ‎(plural gerim)

  1. A male convert to Judaism.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *gaura. Compare Lithuanian gauras ‎(hair, down, tuft of hair), Latvian gauri ‎(pubic hair) and Middle Irish gúaire ‎(hair).

Noun[edit]

ger m

  1. squirrel (furry)
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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Lua error in Module:etymology at line 111: Proto-Brythonic is not an ancestor of Southern Ndebele., from Lua error in Module:etymology at line 111: Proto-Celtic is not an ancestor of Southern Ndebele. (compare Cornish ger and Welsh gair), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵh₂r-, zero grade of *ǵeh₂r-. Cognate with Ancient Greek γῆρυς ‎(gêrus, voice, speech), Khotanese [script needed] ‎(ysār-, to sing), Latin garriō ‎(chatter), Old English ċearu ‎(sorrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ger m

  1. word
    • 1990, Thomas Arwyn Watkins, Martin John Ball, Celtic Linguistics / Ieithyddiaeth Geltaidd: Readings in the Brythonic Languages. p. 202.
      Skrijal a rae Loeiz o tistagan ar ger [...] 'Louis screamed in pronouncing the word'.

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *gėr, from Proto-Celtic *garyo- ‎(word, speech) (compare Breton ger and Welsh gair), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵh₂r-, zero grade of *ǵeh₂r-. Cognate with Ancient Greek γῆρυς ‎(gêrus, voice, speech), Khotanese [script needed] ‎(ysār-, to sing), Latin garriō ‎(chatter), Old English ċearu ‎(sorrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [ɡɛːr]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [ɡeːr]

Noun[edit]

ger m ‎(plural geryow)

  1. word
  2. saying
  3. report

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

ger

  1. 3rd person singular present of gera
he, she, it does, makes
  1. imperative singular of gera
do! make!
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse [Term?].

Noun[edit]

ger f (genitive singular gerar, uncountable)

  1. yeast
Declension[edit]
Declension of ger (singular only)
f2s singular
indefinite definite
nominative ger gerin
accusative ger gerina
dative ger gerini
genitive gerar gerarinnar

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Danish gær, from Old Norse gerð, from Proto-Germanic *garwidō.

Noun[edit]

ger n ‎(genitive singular gers, no plural)

  1. yeast
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse gør, from Proto-Germanic *garwiją or *gerwą.

Noun[edit]

ger n ‎(genitive singular gers, no plural)

  1. rotting things (as feed)
  2. flock, swarm (of carrion birds, flies, etc.)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse gerr, gjǫrr, gǫrr, from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

Adjective[edit]

ger ‎(not comparable)

  1. ready, fully prepared
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse gerr, cognate with Old High German ger ‎(greedy).

Adjective[edit]

ger ‎(comparative gerari, superlative gerastur)

  1. greedy, gluttonous
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

From Old Norse gerr, gjǫrr, gørr, from Proto-Germanic *garwiz, comparative of the adverb corresponding to ger (3).

Adverb[edit]

ger ‎(comparative form; superlative gerst)

  1. better, more thoroughly

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

ger

  1. rafsi of gerku.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of ġēar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġēr n ‎(nominative plural ġēr)

  1. year
  2. the runic character (/j/)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of jār.

Noun[edit]

ger n

  1. year

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

ger

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gelū, from Proto-Indo-European *gel- ‎(cold).

Noun[edit]

ger n ‎(plural geruri)

  1. frost (cold weather that causes frost to form)
  2. frigidness, frosty weather

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ger

  1. present tense of ge., contracted from the archaic giver

Welsh[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ger

  1. next to.

Synonyms[edit]