neer

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See also: Neer, NEER, ŋeer, and ne'er

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English neere, nere, from Old English *nēora, from Proto-Germanic *neurô, from Proto-Indo-European *negʷʰrós.

Cognate with Dutch nier (kidney), Low German nere (kidney), German Niere (kidney), Swedish njure (kidney), Icelandic nýru (kidney), Latin nefrones, nefrendes, nebrundines (testicles), Ancient Greek νεφρός (nephrós, kidney, testicle).

Noun[edit]

neer (plural neers)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) (anatomy) Kidney.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of neder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːr
  • IPA(key): [nɪːr]

Adverb[edit]

neer

  1. down, downwards

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic language, compare German Niere, Dutch nier.

Noun[edit]

neer (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. (anatomy) kidney

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Adjective[edit]

neer

  1. Alternative form of neere