immer

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Icelandic himbrimi (surf roarer)

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immer

  1. A bird in genus Gavia.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch immer (always), from Old Dutch iomer (always). From ie (always) +‎ meer (more). Related to ieder, iemand, iets, ooit. Cognate with German immer.

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immer

  1. (formal) always

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German immer (also iemer, imer), from Old High German iomēr (always). From io (always) +‎ mēr (more). Cognate with Dutch immer.

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Adverb[edit]

immer

  1. always
  2. (with comparative) more and more
    Es wird immer kälter.It's getting colder and colder.
  3. (colloquial, unstressed) used to emphasize another adverb of time, which itself is strongly stressed
    Er kommt immer nie pünktlich.
    He’s never on time.
    Ich bin oft immer sehr vergesslich.
    I’m often very forgetful.
    Manchmal hab ich immer das Gefühl, dass...
    Sometimes I get the feeling that...

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German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German immer, imber, iemmer, jummer, iemer, imer, from Old Saxon iomēr, eomēr, equivalent to je +‎ mehr.

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immer

  1. always; forever

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Adverb[edit]

immer

  1. Alternative form of emmer