Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 19:36
See also: çere

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English sere, from Old French cire, from Latin cera (wax, cere), or via Latin cero (I cere).

NounEdit

cere (plural ceres)

  1. (ornithology) A waxy protuberance at the base of the upper beak in certain birds.

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VerbEdit

cere (third-person singular simple present ceres, present participle cering, simple past and past participle cered)

  1. (transitive) To wax; to cover or close with wax.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wiseman to this entry?)

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cēra.

NounEdit

cere f (plural ceris)

  1. wax

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

cere f

  1. plural form of cera

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō (seek, look for, desire). In the 19th century, the older form of the simple perfect, cerșii, from Latin quaesīvī, was replaced by cerui by analogy and the old past participle, cerșit, from Latin quaesītus, was replaced by cerut. The r in these obsolete words were themselves a relatively modern addition through analogy with the original word. [1]

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VerbEdit

a cere (third-person singular present cere, past participle cerut3rd conj.

  1. to request, to ask (for)

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  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary