gierst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch heerse, from Proto-Germanic *hirsijô, potentially derived in turn from an unknown substrate language or, alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (feed, nourish).

Cognate with Limburgish hirs, Old Saxon hirsi, Plautdietsch Hieezh, Old High German hirsi (German Hirse), Alemannic German Hirse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xiːrst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gierst
  • Rhymes: -iːrst

Noun[edit]

gierst f (uncountable)

  1. millet (any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food)

Derived terms[edit]

-general:

-types of millet:

Descendants[edit]

  • West Frisian: gierst

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gierst

  1. second-person singular present of gieren