wier (plural wiers)
- Alternative form of
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From Middle Dutch wier (“seaweed”), possibly descended through Old Dutch from Proto-Germanic, or was borrowed from Frisian. Cognate with dialectal English ware (“seaweed”), Old English war (“seaweed”).
Before the 18th century, the word was sometimes considered to be feminine.
- Afrikaans: wier