FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ær f (genitive singular ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe
    ofta eigur svørt ær hvítt lamb.
    Black ewes often give birth to white lambs.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ær
f20 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ær ærin ær ærnar
accusative ær ærina ær ærnar
dative ær ærini óm ónum
genitive ær ærinnar áa áanna

Derived termsEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse ær, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

NounEdit

ær f (genitive singular ær, nominative plural ær)

  1. ewe
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse ǿrr, from Proto-Germanic *wōrijaz. Cognate to Old English wērig (modern weary).

AdjectiveEdit

ær (comparative ærari, superlative ærastur)

  1. mad
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse æðr (eider).

NounEdit

ær f or m (definite singular æra or æren, indefinite plural ærer, definite plural ærene)

  1. eider
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ær

  1. imperative of ære

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse æðr.

NounEdit

ær f (definite singular æra, indefinite plural ærer, definite plural ærene)

  1. eider
Usage notesEdit
  • The compound ærfugl is more commonly used.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ær

  1. imperative of æra

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

ær n (definite singular æret, indefinite plural ær, definite plural æra)

  1. (pre-2012) alternative form of arr

Etymology 4Edit

From Old Norse yðr.

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

ær (possessive ærs)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) objective case of i

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *airiz, originally a comparative form (=‘earlier’).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ǣr (comparative ǣrra, superlative ǣrest)

  1. early, previous, former

DeclensionEdit

PrepositionEdit

ǣr

  1. before, (in negative sentences) until
    Hēo becōm ānre niht ǣr mē.
    She arrived one day before me.
    Earge sweltaþ manigum sīðum ǣr heora dēaðum.
    Cowards die many times before their deaths.

ConjunctionEdit

ǣr

  1. before, (in negative sentences) until
    Ne telle man nānne mann ġesǣliġne ǣr hē biþ dēad.
    No one should be considered lucky until he is dead.
    Ǣr þon þe hē hit cwæþ, nyste hē nā hwæt hē cweðan wolde.
    Until he said it, he did not know what he was going to say.
  2. rather than (in preference to)

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: er
    • English: ere
    • Scots: air
    • Yola: ear

Derived termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

NounEdit

ær f (genitive ær, plural ær)

  1. ewe
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ær

  1. second/third-person singular present indicative of æja

ReferencesEdit

  • ær in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.