pear

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Photo of two pears on a tree

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pere, from Old English pere, common North and West Germanic, from Vulgar Latin *pira, originally the plural of Latin pirum but reconstrued as a feminine singular. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Peere (pear), Dutch peer (pear), Danish pære (pear), Swedish päron (pear), Icelandic pera (pear).

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Noun[edit]

pear (plural pears)

  1. An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but elongated towards the stem.
  2. (also pear tree) A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).
  3. The wood of the pear tree (pearwood, pear wood).
  4. Choke pear (a torture device).

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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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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 2006-2012.
  • piar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • pear” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pear” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • piar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian pār, from Latin pār. More at pair.

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pear n

  1. pair; couple