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]

  • IPA(key): /teːr/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːr

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

teer m or n (uncountable)

  1. tar
Derived terms[edit]

-general:

-types of tar:

Descendants[edit]
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: tere
  • Negerhollands: taer
  • Caribbean Javanese: tir
  • Indonesian: ter

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
Descendants[edit]

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-West Germanic *treu, 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

teer

  1. singular imperative of teeren
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of teeren

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English tēar, tǣr, tæhher, teagor, from Proto-West Germanic *tah(h)r, from Proto-Germanic *tahrą.

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Noun[edit]

teer (plural teres or teren)

  1. A tear (drop of liquid from the eyes):
    1. A tear as a symptom of disease or injury.
    2. An emotionally-triggered tear (e.g. ecstasy, remorse, sadness, sympathy)
  2. A drop of liquid resembling a teardrop.
  3. (figuratively) The feeling of teariness or distress.
Usage notes[edit]

This noun usually appears in the plural, which is usually teres; teren is early and rare.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Dutch têer, alternative form of têder, têeder (whence modern Dutch teder), from Old Dutch *tidar, from Proto-Germanic *tidaraz.

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Adjective[edit]

teer

  1. Of good quality or manners.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: tear, tare (good flax) (obsolete)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

teer

  1. Alternative form of ter (tar)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

teer

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

teer

  1. indefinite plural of te.

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