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- 2 Faroese
- 3 Norwegian Bokmål
- imperative of
- Vær rar!
- Be nice!
- (archaic, poetic) First person plural pronoun used in kvæði; we (singular eg).
This pronouns commands the older first person plural conjugation, formed by adding the ending -um to the stem. In the case of the verb "hava" and other verbs with the letter a as the last vowel of the root this is changed to ø before -um.
From Old Norse ver. Related to Icelandic ver (“fishing center”). Probably from Proto-Germanic *warja-, other cognates including Old English wer (>Modern English weir), Old Saxon werr, Middle Low German were/wer, Middle High German wer (> Modern German Wehr).
From Old Norse veðr (“male sheep”) ( > Danish vædder), from Proto-Germanic *weþraz, whence also Old English weþer (English wether), Old High German widar ( > German Widder), Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌸𐍂𐌿𐍃 (wiþrus, “lamb”). Compare Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa, “calf, young animal”).
- Imperative form of the verb være, meaning to be. Several meanings are the same in English, including:
- Imperative form of the verb være, meaning to sniff (make a short, audible inhalation), to foresee/sense that something is nearby.
- “vær” in The Bokmål Dictionary.