Last modified on 26 July 2014, at 22:49
See also: Ere, ēre, -ere, -eré, 'ere, and erè

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ere, from Old English ǣr. (adverb, conjunction, & preposition), from Proto-Germanic *airiz comparative of Proto-Germanic *airi (early), from Proto-Indo-European *áyeri (day, morning) (compare Avestan 𐬀𐬫𐬀𐬭 (ayar, day), Gk. ἠέριος (ēérios, at daybreak), see also era). The adverb erstwhile retains the Old English superlative ǣrest (earliest).

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Alternative formsEdit

  • yer [15th-16th c.]

AdverbEdit

ere (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) At an earlier time. [10th-17th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John I:
      Thys is he of whome I spake, he that commeth after me, was before me be cause he was yer than I.

PrepositionEdit

ere

  1. (poetic, archaic) Before; sooner than.
    • Bible, John iv. 49
      Sir, come down ere my child die.
    • Shakespeare
      Stirring ere the break of day.
    • Dryden
      Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ere (plural eres)

  1. Obsolete form of ear.
    • 1533, R. Saltwood:
      As plesaunt to the ere as the blacke sanctus Of a sad sorte vpon a mery pyn.

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BasqueEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ere

  1. also

DanishEdit

VerbEdit

ere

  1. (obsolete) present plural form of være as in "Vi ere" (=we are) or "De ere" (=they are).

Usage notesEdit

  • Plural verbs were made optional in 1900.

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DutchEdit

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NounEdit

ere

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of eer

VerbEdit

ere

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of eren

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

ere

  1. plural form of era

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

ere

  1. vocative singular of erus

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

ere f (plural eres)

  1. Name of the letter r.

SynonymsEdit

  • erre (generic name for the letter r)

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

ere

  1. dative singular of er