uber

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See also: über and uber-

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

über ueber

Etymology[edit]

From German über-

Pronunciation[edit]

Or, imitating the German, /ˈjuːbə/, /ˈɪuːbə/, /ˈyːbə/.

Adjective[edit]

uber ‎(not comparable)

  1. Super; high-level; high-ranking
    • 2006 February, GameAxis Unwired, page 4:
      people in Team GameAxis are no different from the rest of us although many would think them as uber geeks
    • 2008, Laura Levine, Killing Bridezilla:
      The fiasco begins with a call from Jaine's high-school nemesis, uber rich uber witch Patti Devane
    • 2009, J. F. Lewis, ReVamped, page 208:
      I laughed, a deep croaking noise in the uber vamp's body
    • 2009, Kurt Turrell, G.E.N.I.U.S. NOW: The Mastermind Blueprint, page 4:
      Moreover, this is a concrete venue for all businesses or organizations to champion a distinctive or necessary cause, and thereby secure “Uber Success” (off-the-charts results) for the future of their company or organization

Adverb[edit]

uber ‎(not comparable)

  1. Very; super
    • 2008, Laura Levine, Killing Bridezilla:
      The fiasco begins with a call from Jaine's high-school nemesis, uber rich uber witch Patti Devane
    • 2009, Mark Driscoll, Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods, page 268:
      Admittedly, churches do some incredibly goofy things when they pursue relevance for the sake of being uber hip and ultra cool. One pastor I know got so many piercings that he looked like a rack of lures at the Bass Pro Shop
    • 2010 April 29, “'Losers' minus one”, in Pasadena Weekly:
      The film's parallel story depicts Max (Jason Patric) as an uber powerful operative, barking wild orders at right-hand man Wade (Holt McCallany)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewHdʰr̥-, *h₁owHdʰr̥-, *h₁uHdʰr̥- ‎(udder) (r/n-stem, with r made common to all cases). Cognates include Vedic Sanskrit ऊधर् ‎(ū́dhar), Ancient Greek οὖθαρ ‎(outhar), Old and modern English udder.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ūber n ‎(genitive ūberis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) A teat, pap, dug, udder, a lactating breast
  2. richness, fruitfulness

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ūber ūbera
genitive ūberis ūberum
dative ūberī ūberibus
accusative ūber ūbera
ablative ūbere ūberibus
vocative ūber ūbera

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ūber m, f, n ‎(genitive ūberis); third declension

  1. fruitful, productive
  2. copious, full, rich

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative ūber ūberēs ūberia
genitive ūberis ūberium
dative ūberī ūberibus
accusative ūberem ūber ūberēs ūberia
ablative ūberī ūberibus
vocative ūber ūberēs ūberia

Adverb[edit]

ūber (comparative ūbius, superlative ūbissimē)

  1. fruitfully, copiously, plentifully
  2. (of style) fully, copiously

Usage notes[edit]

The positive form of the adverb is not attested in Classical Latin.

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