gier

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch gir, gier, from Old Dutch *gīr, from Proto-Germanic *gīraz.

Noun[edit]

gier m ‎(plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. (zoology) vulture
  2. (by extension) monster, notably hellspawn
  3. (figuratively) human vulture, rapacious or predatory person
  4. (figuratively) consuming desire
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gier m ‎(plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. manure, notably when somewhat diluted in water
  2. any swill, hogwash
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gier m ‎(plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. A scream

Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gier m ‎(plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. A (notably sharp and:or wide) sway, turn, swerve, notably by a vessel or vehicle
  2. (figuratively) A caprice, crazy/whimsical move

Etymology 5[edit]

From Latin gyrus, from Ancient Greek γῦρος ‎(gûros).

Noun[edit]

gier m

  1. A gyre, circular motion, notably in astronomy

Etymology 6[edit]

Verb[edit]

gier

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

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gier

  1. genitive plural of gra