ger

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

English[edit]

Mongolian yurts

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Mongolian гэр (ger)/ᠭᠡᠷ (ger).

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Borrowed 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).[1]

Noun[edit]

ger m

  1. squirrel (furry)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir, “ger”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, 1998, →ISBN, page 112

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *gėr, from Proto-Celtic *garyos (word, speech), 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 caru (sorrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ger m (plural gerioù)

  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 *garyos (word, speech), 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]

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

ger

  1. third-person singular present of gera
he, she, it does, makes
  1. imperative singular of gera
do! make!
Conjugation[edit]
Conjugation of gera (group v-31)
infinitive gera
supine gjørt
participle (a7)1 gerandi gjørdur
present past
first singular geri gjørdi
second singular gert gjørdi
third singular ger gjørdi
plural gera gjørdu
imperative
singular ger!
plural gerið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

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]

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

Noun[edit]

ger n (genitive singular gers, no plural)

  1. yeast
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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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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of ġēar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġēr n (nominative plural ġēr)

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

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *gaiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (spear).

Noun[edit]

gēr m

  1. spear

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: gēr
  • Italian: gherone

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

  • IPA(key): /jeːr/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

ger

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

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ger

  1. next to, near
    Synonym: ar bwys
  2. beside
    Synonym: wrth

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ger

  1. Alternative spelling of gjer