gieren

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gieren

  1. (nautical) to yaw

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of gieren (weak)
infinitive gieren
past singular gierde
past participle gegierd
infinitive gieren
gerund gieren n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular gier gierde
2nd person sing. (jij) giert gierde
2nd person sing. (u) giert gierde
2nd person sing. (gij) giert gierde
3rd person singular giert gierde
plural gieren gierden
subjunctive sing.1 giere gierde
subjunctive plur.1 gieren gierden
imperative sing. gier
imperative plur.1 giert
participles gierend gegierd
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡiːʁən/, [ˈɡiːʁən], [ˈɡiː.ɐn]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German gīren (to open one’s jaws, gape, scream). Cognate with Dutch gieren (to scream). Related also with German Geier (vulture) and gähnen, English yawn. In standard German, the word has always been associated with unrelated Gier (greed, lust) and is typically regarded a derivative thereof.

Verb[edit]

gieren (third-person singular simple present giert, past tense gierte, past participle gegiert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (with nach) to desire greedily, to lust for
  2. (possibly dated) to open one’s jaws so as to snap

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch gieren, which is possibly the same word as that mentioned under etymology 1, with a semantic development “to scream, squeak” → “to make a repeated squeaking movement”. Alternatively from Dutch geren, also gieren (to be askew), from geer (asymmetric piece of land).

Verb[edit]

gieren (third-person singular simple present giert, past tense gierte, past participle gegiert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (nautical, aviation) to yaw

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