weer

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See also: Weer, weer-, wéër, and Wéër

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /wiː.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /wiː.ɚ/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

wee +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

weer (plural weers)

  1. (UK, colloquial) Someone who wees, someone who urinates.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

weer

  1. comparative form of wee: more wee

Anagrams[edit]

Balantak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

weer

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋeːr/
  • Rhymes: -eːr
  • (common Belgian and South Dutch realisations) IPA(key): [weːr], [β̞eːr]
  • (North and East of the Netherlands, audio example) IPA(key): [ʋɪːr]
  • (file)
  • (Guelders, Hollandic) IPA(key): [ʋɪːɹ]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contracted form of weder (again), from Middle Dutch wēder, from Old Dutch wither, from Proto-West Germanic *wiþr, from Proto-Germanic *wiþrą (against), from Proto-Indo-European *wit(e)rom (more apart), from *wi (separation).

Adverb[edit]

weer

  1. again, once more
    Synonyms: nogmaals, opnieuw, wederom, terug
    Ze probeert weer te stoppen met roken.
    She's trying to quit smoking again.
    Ik moet weer opnieuw beginnen met mijn dieet.
    I have to start my diet again.
  2. back
    Hij draaide zich om en liep weer terug naar huis.
    He turned around and walked back home.
    Ik moet mijn boek weer naar de bibliotheek brengen.
    I have to take my book back to the library.
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: were
  • Jersey Dutch: wêr
  • Negerhollands: weer

Etymology 2[edit]

Contracted form of weder (weather), from Middle Dutch wēder, from Old Dutch *wedar, from Proto-West Germanic *wedr, from Proto-Germanic *wedrą, from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰrom.

Noun[edit]

weer n (uncountable, diminutive weertje n)

  1. weather
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: weri
  • Negerhollands: weer
  • Ambonese Malay: wer
  • Aukan: wei

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch wēre, from Old Dutch weri, from Proto-West Germanic *warī.

Noun[edit]

weer f (plural weren, diminutive weertje n)

  1. defense
  2. resistance
  3. (law, feudalism) seisin
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle Dutch wēder, from Old Dutch withar (wether, ram), from Proto-West Germanic *weþru, from Proto-Germanic *weþruz (wether), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (year).

Noun[edit]

weer m (plural weren, diminutive weertje n)

  1. wether
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

From Middle Dutch wêer. Possibly from Proto-Germanic *warzaz, but this leaves the vowel ê in Middle Dutch unexplained. Related to wrat and Latin verrūca.

Noun[edit]

weer n (uncountable)

  1. callus
  2. knot in wood
    Synonyms: knoest, noest, kwast
  3. foxing (in textiles)

Etymology 6[edit]

From older weder, from Middle Dutch wēder, from Old Dutch *wether, from Proto-West Germanic *hwaþar, from Proto-Germanic *hwaþeraz.

Conjunction[edit]

weer

  1. (obsolete) whether

Etymology 7[edit]

From Middle Dutch wēer, from Old Dutch *wer-, from Proto-West Germanic *wer, from Proto-Germanic *weraz.

Noun[edit]

weer m (plural weren, diminutive weertje n)

  1. (archaic) man
    • 1873, De Bo, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      “Ga van hier, gij gloeiende weer!”
      “Begone, you evil man!”
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 8[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

weer

  1. inflection of weren:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Anagrams[edit]

Low German[edit]

Verb[edit]

weer

  1. first-person singular past of wesen

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English wǣre (second-person singular indicative and subjunctive past of wesan).

Verb[edit]

weer

  1. Alternative form of were

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English werre, wyrre.

Noun[edit]

weer

  1. Alternative form of werre

Wolof[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

weer (definite form weer wi)

  1. moon
  2. month

References[edit]

Omar Ka (2018) Nanu Dégg Wolof, National African Language Resource Center, →ISBN, page 257