herber

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Herber

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English herber, erber (pleasure garden; herb garden). Doublet of arbour.

Noun[edit]

herber (plural herbers)

  1. (rare) A garden in which herbs and vegetables are grown; a herbarium

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

herber

  1. inflection of herb:
    1. strong/mixed nominative masculine singular
    2. strong genitive/dative feminine singular
    3. strong genitive plural

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman herber, erber (garden), from erbe (grass, herb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛrˈbɛːr/, /ɛrˈbeːr/, /ˈɛrbər/, /ɛːrb-/

Noun[edit]

herber (plural herbers)

  1. pleasure garden
    • c. 1300, The Thrush and the Nightingale [Digby], line 98:
      'Ich habbe leue to ben here, In orchard and in erbere Mine songes for to singe.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. herb garden
    • c. 1400, Kyng Alisaunder [Laud Misc.], line 331:
      Herbes he took in on herbere And stamped hem in a mortere.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. vegetable garden
    • c. 1450, The Book of Vegecye of Dedes of Knyghthode [Douce], (trans. of Vegetius, De re militari), line 98b:
      Also loke þyn gardynes and orchardes & erberes with-ynne þe citee be wel I-tyled, as wel for profite & nede as for honest disport.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  4. (figurative) garden of the heart; garden of philosophy; a religious house
  5. arbor (shady place for sitting)
    • c. 1330, The Seven Sages of Rome [Auchinlek], line 76:
      Þe louerd had o gardin; A wel fair ympe is þar in; A fair herber hit ouer spredez.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  6. grassy area
    • c. 1425, The Seven Sages of Rome [Cotton Galba], line 628:
      He had ordaynd..A faire gardine..Þare stode a faire pine-appel tre..And vnder it was an herber grene.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: herber
  • Scots: herber, herbere, herbar, herbare

References[edit]