oer

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See also: oer-, o'er, ör, and -ör

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Low German Uur, from Proto-Germanic *ōra, *ūra- (ferriferous sand), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)wūr-. However, compare Irish úir (soil, earth) and Proto-Germanic *auraz (wet earth, sand, mud).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

oer n (uncountable)

  1. ferrous ground, sand clotted by iron(III) oxide, bog iron ore

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Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Guus Kroonen, Reflections on the o/zero-Ablaut in the Germanic Iterative Verbs, in The Indo-European Verb: Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies, Los Angeles, 13-15 September 2010, Wiesbaden, Reichert Verlag, 2012

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ougros (compare Old Irish úar), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂owg- (compare Old Armenian ոյծ (oyc)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

oer (feminine singular oer, plural oer, equative oered, comparative oerach, superlative oeraf)

  1. cold
    Mae hi’n oer tu allan.
    It’s cold outside.

Derived terms[edit]

  • oeri (to cool, to get cold)
  • oerfel (cold)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
oer unchanged unchanged hoer
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian over, from Proto-Germanic *uber.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

oer

  1. over, across
    oer lân of oer see
    over land or over sea
  2. about, concerning
    ynformaasje oer rinnende saken
    information concerning current events
  3. on, upon

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • oer (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011