ober

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See also: Ober and ober-

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Verbal noun from Old Breton oper, from Latin opera (cf. Cornish ober, Welsh gober). Inflected forms in gr- from an earlier gwr-, itself from Proto-Celtic *wregeti, cognate with Welsh gwneud (older forms with initial gwr-) and Cornish gwul (all forms in gwr-).

Verb[edit]

ober

  1. (transitive) to do, make
  2. (auxiliary) used as an auxiliary verb to conjugate any verb
    Gwerzhañ a ran ma zi hiziv.
    I sell my house today ("Sell I do my house today").

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Usage notes[edit]

  • All forms with initial gr- occur after the verbal particle (a, e) and mutate irregularly so that the initial g- disappears, e.g. a ran, e reomp instead of *a c'hran, *e c'hreomp. This oddity is a remnant of the now obsolete mutation g- > Ø; cf. gouez > a-ouez ~ a-c'houez ‘to one’s knowledge’.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ober

  1. second-person singular imperative of obrat

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Ober, short for Oberkellner (head waiter). Compare Dutch kelner, which is also borrowed from German. In both Dutch and German, the distinction between ober/Ober and kelner/Kellner is now neglected.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoːbər/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːbər

Noun[edit]

ober m (plural obers, diminutive obertje n)

  1. waiter
    Laten we de ober roepen, dan kunnen we bestellen.
    Let's call the waiter, then we can order.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Ober

Noun[edit]

ober m (plural oberi)

  1. (dated) head waiter

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Ober.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǒːber/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ber

Noun[edit]

óber m (Cyrillic spelling о́бер)

  1. (regional, Kajkavian, dated) waiter

References[edit]

  • ober” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Silesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *obrъ.

Noun[edit]

ober m

  1. giant
    Synonym: gigant

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