pear

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English[edit]

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Photo of a pair of pears on a tree

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pere, from Old English pere, from Proto-West Germanic *peru, from Vulgar Latin *pira, originally the plural of Latin pirum but reconstrued as a feminine singular, ultimately a loanword from an unknown Mediterranean substrate source. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Peere (pear), Dutch peer (pear), Danish pære (pear), French poire (pear), German Birne (pear), Icelandic pera (pear), Swedish päron (pear).

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Noun[edit]

pear (plural pears)

  1. An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but typically elongated towards the stem.
  2. A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).
    Synonym: pear tree
  3. The wood of the pear tree (pearwood, pear wood).
  4. Choke pear (a torture device).
  5. (Jamaica) avocado, alligator pear
  6. A desaturated chartreuse yellow colour, like that of a pear.
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Descendants[edit]

  • Tokelauan: pea

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Galician[edit]

Peares or poldras across the river Ulla
Peares or poldras across the river Verdugo

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pilare, from Latin pīla (pillar).

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Noun[edit]

pear m (plural peares)

  1. pillar
    Synonym: columna
  2. window sill
    Synonym: peitoril
  3. one of several stone pillars placed by way of a bridge
    Synonym: poldra

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References[edit]

  • pear” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • piar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • pear” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • pear” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • piar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Jamaican Creole[edit]

One pear cut inna two.

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʲeɹ/
  • Hyphenation: pear

Noun[edit]

pear (plural: pear dem or pears dem, quantified: pear)

  1. avocado
    Mi waan sum ackee an pear.
    I'd like a few akees and avocados.

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian pār, ultimately from Latin pār.

Noun[edit]

pear n (plural pearen, diminutive pearke)

  1. pair, couple

Further reading[edit]

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