teer

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

teer (third-person singular simple present teers, present participle teering, simple past and past participle teered)

  1. (transitive) To stir, as a calico-printer's sieve.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -eːr
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

teer m or n (uncountable)

  1. tar

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch têer, alternative form of têder, têeder (whence modern Dutch teder), from Old Dutch *tidar, from Proto-Germanic *tidaraz; cognate to Middle English teere.

Noun[edit]

teer m (uncountable)

  1. tenderness

Adjective[edit]

teer (comparative teerder, superlative teerst)

  1. tender, delicate
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of teer
uninflected teer
inflected tere
comparative teerder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial teer teerder het teerst
het teerste
indefinite m./f. sing. tere teerdere teerste
n. sing. teer teerder teerste
plural tere teerdere teerste
definite tere teerdere teerste
partitive teers teerders

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

teer

  1. first-person singular present indicative of teren
  2. imperative of teren

Etymology 4[edit]

Over time, teer was also used to refer to tuberculosis, analogously to English consumption.

Noun[edit]

teer m (uncountable)

  1. the act of digesting or being consumed
  2. tuberculosis

Etymology 5[edit]

From Middle Dutch tree, from Old Dutch *trio, *treo, from Proto-Germanic *trewą (tree, wood), from pre-Germanic *dréu̯om, thematic e-grade derivative of Proto-Indo-European *dóru (tree). Cognate with English tree, Danish træ.

Noun[edit]

teer m (plural teren, diminutive teertje n)

  1. tree
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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

teer

  1. Imperative singular of teeren.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of teeren.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English tēar.

Noun[edit]

teer

  1. Alternative form of tere (tear)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English teoru.

Noun[edit]

teer

  1. Alternative form of ter (tar)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch têer.

Noun[edit]

teer

  1. Alternative form of teere (good)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old English teran.

Verb[edit]

teer

  1. Alternative form of teren (to ruin by removing or splitting)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

teer

  1. indefinite plural of te