See also: baar and bår

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch -baer, from Proto-Germanic *bēriz, which belongs to the verb *beraną (to bear). See English bear (verb). Cognate with German -bar, Latin -fer.[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-baar

  1. -able, indicates an action can be performed.
    • bruikbaar
      • usable

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adolphe van Loey, "Schönfeld's historische grammatica van het Nederlands", Zutphen, 1954, 5de druk; § 165c

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German -bar, Dutch -baar, Old English -bǣre.

SuffixEdit

-baar

  1. -able