wier

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

wier (plural wiers)

  1. Archaic form of weir.
    • 1819, James Dugdale, The New British Traveller: Or, Modern Panorama of England and Wales
      The wier of this fishery is very large, and consists of a dam, ten or twelve feet high []

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ir

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wier (seaweed), possibly descended through Old Dutch from Proto-Germanic, or was borrowed from Frisian. Cognate with dialectal English ware (seaweed), Old English war (seaweed).

Noun[edit]

wier n (plural wieren, diminutive wiertje n)

  1. seaweed
Usage notes[edit]

Before the 18th century, the word was sometimes considered to be feminine.

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Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

wier

  1. (interrogative, archaic) whose (feminine, plural)
  2. (relative, dated) whose (feminine, plural)
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Verb[edit]

wier

  1. first-person singular simple conditional of sinn
  2. third-person singular simple conditional of sinn

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wier

  1. again

West Frisian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wier

  1. real
  2. true

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of wier
uninflected wier
inflected wiere
comparative wierder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial wier wierder it wierst
it wierste
indefinite c. sing. wiere wierdere wierste
n. sing. wier wierder wierste
plural wiere wierdere wierste
definite wiere wierdere wierste
partitive wiers wierders

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Further reading[edit]

  • wier (III)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011