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 væreto leave alone, to leave be
    være tilto exist, to be, to live
    være vedto admit, to disclose, to divulge

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vera

Pronunciation[edit]

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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