Last modified on 20 May 2014, at 20:20
See also: bēra, béra, and bērā

FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From berur

NounEdit

bera f (genitive singular beru, plural berur)

  1. clearing
DeclensionEdit
f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bera beran berur berurnar
Accusative beru beruna berur berurnar
Dative beru beruni berum berunum
Genitive beru berunnar bera beranna
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse bera (to bear), from Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

VerbEdit

at bera (takes accusative object, third person singular past indicative bar, third person plural past indicative bóru, supine borið)

  1. to bear, to carry
ConjugationEdit

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Old Norse bera (to bear), from Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

VerbEdit

bera (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative bar, third-person plural past indicative báru, supine borið)

  1. (governs the accusative) to carry, to bear
  2. (governs the accusative, of cows and sheep) to give birth
  3. (impersonal) denotes an obligation or duty to do something
    • Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Icelandic, English)
      Hver maður er borinn frjáls og jafn öðrum að virðingu og réttindum. Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvizku, og ber þeim að breyta bróðurlega hverjum við annan.
      All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
    Mér ber að fara í stríð.
    It is my duty to go to war.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse bera, from Proto-Germanic *bazōną.

VerbEdit

bera (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative beraði, supine berað)

  1. to bare
ConjugationEdit

KelabitEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-North Sarawak, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bəʀas, from Proto-Austronesian *bəʀas.

NounEdit

bera

  1. rice ((raw) seeds used as food)

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bēra

  1. nominative feminine singular of bērus
  2. nominative neuter plural of bērus
  3. accusative neuter plural of bērus
  4. vocative feminine singular of bērus
  5. vocative neuter plural of bērus

bērā

  1. ablative feminine singular of bērus

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse bera, from Old Norse bera, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Alternative formsEdit

  • bere (e infinitive)

VerbEdit

bera (present tense ber, past tense bar, past participle bore, passive infinitive berast, present participle berande, imperative ber)

  1. to carry, bear
    Kor langt skal eg bera dette?
    How far shall I carry this?
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bera f

  1. singular definite of bere

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *berô (bear), probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (brown animal). Cognate with Old High German bero (German Bär), Middle Dutch bere (Dutch beer), Old Norse ber. The oblique stem *bern-, gave Old Norse bjǫrn (Swedish björn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bera m

  1. bear

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

·bera

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of beirid

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bera bera
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbera
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *beraną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰére-, from *bʰer-. Compare Old English beran, Old Saxon beran, Old High German beran, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌰𐌽 (bairan).

VerbEdit

bera

  1. to carry, to bear

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit