- To be.
Since kløyvd infinitiv (lit. “split infinitive”, should however not be confused with split infinitive) was removed from the official spelling rules in july of 2005, væra is no longer considered correct (see være). However, it may still appear and is still in use in the spoken dialects of Eastern Norway. Most verb infinitives in Bokmål end in -e. The kløyvd infinitiv system allowed a few of them to end in -a instead.
- simple past of (Etymology 2)
- past participle of (Etymology 2)
- to be
Sílðen var stórer í sǫmmar var.
- The herrings were large last summer.