vær

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vær

  1. imperative of være
    Vær rar!
    Be nice!

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vér, from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy, plural of *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

vær

  1. (archaic, poetic) First person plural pronoun used in kvæði; we (singular eg).
    Vær høvum verið á útróðri, og tað bar lítið til hjá osum.
    We have been out fishing but the catch was poor.

Usage notes[edit]

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.


Icelandic[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

vær (comparative værari, superlative værastur)

  1. calm, tranquil

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse veðr (weather) ( > Danish vejr). From Proto-Germanic *wedrą, whence also Old English weder, Old High German wetar. Compare Russian вёдро (vjódro).

Noun[edit]

vær n (definite singular været, uncountable)

  1. weather
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Etymology 2[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

vær n (definite singular været, indefinite plural vær, definite plural væra or værene)

  1. fishing harbor, fishing village
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Etymology 3[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

vær m (definite singular væren, indefinite plural værer, definite plural værene)

  1. a ram (male sheep)

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vær

  1. imperative of være (Etymologies 1 & 2)

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