Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 21:09
See also: Boer

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch boer (noun) and boeren (verb).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

boer (plural boere, diminutive boertjie)

  1. farmer; peasant
  2. (chess) pawn; least valuable piece in chess

SynonymsEdit

  • (chess piece): pion

VerbEdit

boer (present boer, present participle boerende, past participle geboer)

  1. to farm
  2. to continuously encounter someone at a specific place
    Hy boer daar by haar huis.
    He is always there at her house.
  3. to stay; to sojourn; to linger
    Hy't die heel middag by daardie meisie geboer.
    He stayed over at that girl['s place] the whole afternoon.
    Moenie op 'n vraag boer nie.
    Don't linger on a question.

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /boːər/, [ˈb̥oːˀɐ]

Etymology 1Edit

See bo (estate, nest).

NounEdit

boer n

  1. plural indefinite of bo

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch boer.

NounEdit

boer c (singular definite boeren, plural indefinite boere)

  1. Boer
InflectionEdit
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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch bure, from Proto-Germanic *būraz (dweller, inhabitant), thus originally the same as modern buur (neighbour). The form boer is that of many eastern dialects including Limburgish, where Germanic -ū- has been retained as a back vowel. In early modern Dutch these two dialectal forms were adopted as semantically distinguished words. Cognate to Old English būr, ġebūr (whence English bower) and Old High German būr (whence German Bauer).

NounEdit

boer m (plural boeren, diminutive boertje n, feminine boerin)

  1. (male) farmer, peasant
  2. -boer (in compounds) merchant (and sometimes producer) of a certain product group, mainly foods, often named after it, e.g. melkboer 'milkman', groenteboer '(male) greengrocer'
  3. A boor, yokel, ruffian
  4. (slang) A jack (playing cards)
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Etymology 2Edit

Originally onomatopoetic, as is English burp. The perception of farmers (etymology 1) as being mannerless people has probably played a secondary role, too. The same in German Bäuerchen.

NounEdit

boer m (plural boeren, diminutive boertje n)

  1. A burp
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

boer

  1. first-person singular present indicative of boeren
  2. imperative of boeren

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

boer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of boō

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

boer

  1. A Boer

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InflectionEdit