være

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish wæræ, waræ, from Old Norse vera, vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną ‎(to be, remain), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- ‎(to be), *h₂wes- ‎(to dwell, live, reside).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛːrə/, [ˈʋɛːɐ]

Verb[edit]

være ‎(imperative vær, infinitive være, present tense er, past tense var, perfect tense har været)

  1. to be
    lade være‎ ― to leave alone, to leave be
    være til‎ ― to exist, to be, to live
    være ved‎ ― to admit, to disclose, to divulge

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vera

Verb[edit]

være ‎(imperative vær, present tense er, simple past var, past participle vært, present participle værende)

  1. to be
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse viðra

Verb[edit]

være ‎(imperative vær, present tense værer, simple past and past participle væra or været, present participle værende)

  1. (archaic) to sense or feel
    Jeg værer fiendtlighet mellom Ola og Per.
    I can sense hostility between Ola and Per.

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