Last modified on 11 September 2014, at 11:59
See also: Bier

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English beer, beere, bere, from Old English bēr, (West Saxon) bǣr (stretcher, bier), from Proto-Germanic *bērō (East Frisian beere, Dutch baar, German Bahre), from *beraną (to bear). More at bear.

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bier (plural biers)

  1. a litter to transport the corpse of a dead person
  2. a platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed
  3. A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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bier c

  1. plural indefinite of bi

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bier

  1. present tense of bie

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch *bior, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross). Compare West Frisian bier, German Bier, Low German Beer, bêr, English beer, Icelandic bjór.

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bier n (plural bieren, diminutive biertje n)

  1. beer
    Het is hier nu vooral feest en bier drinken.
    Here it's mostly partying and drinking beer.

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bier (plural biern)

  1. berry