ofer

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *uber, from Proto-Indo-European *upér-, a comparative form of *upo.

Germanic cognates: Old Saxon oƀar, Dutch over, Old High German ubar (whence German über), Old Norse yfir (whence Swedish över), Gothic 𐌿𐍆𐌰𐍂 ‎(ufar).

Indo-European cognates: Ancient Greek ὕπερ ‎(húper), ὑπέρ ‎(hupér), Latin super, Old Irish for (Welsh gor-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ofer

  1. over, above

Preposition[edit]

ofer

  1. (+dative, of a location) over, above, beyond
  2. (+accusative, of motion) over, across

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ōferaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ōfer m

  1. border, edge; specifically, shore, riverbank
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: over

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ofer

  1. first-person singular present tense form of oferi.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of oferi.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *ọβer, from Proto-Celtic *awbero-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ofer ‎(feminine singular ofer, plural ofer, equative ofered, comparative oferach, superlative oferaf)

  1. futile, vain

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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