DanishEdit

SuffixEdit

-bar

  1. -able

Usage notesEdit

Truncates final schwa: ‎læse + ‎-bar → ‎læsbar.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German -bære, from Old High German -bāri, from Proto-Germanic *bēriz. The modern vowel -a- is after the adverb form (Middle High German -bāre, Old High German -bāro), which came to be used in predicative and then also in attributive position. This development was especially Low and Central German (compare Middle Low German -bār(e) alongside -bēr(e)). Also cognate with Dutch -baar, West Frisian -ber, Old English -bǣre[1]. Old Norse -bærr (Old Swedish -bǣr). This suffix is said to be West Germanic, so the Old Norse form is probably an early Middle Low German borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baːɐ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /baː/, /bɐ/ (common speech)
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  • Homophones: bar, Bar

SuffixEdit

-bar

  1. -able, -ible

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989) , “-bar”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, →ISBN

Northern KurdishEdit

SuffixEdit

-bar

  1. -able; suffix meaning "that which can be" or "that which can be done."
  2. (rare) suffix meaning "in front," "by the side," or "close to"

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Low German -bar

SuffixEdit

-bar

  1. -able (in broad terms, but not always). This suffix converts nouns and verbs to adjectives, as well as modifying other adjectives.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Low German -bar

SuffixEdit

-bar

  1. -able (as above)

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish -bar, which is borrowed from Middle Low German -bar. Cognate with the native Old Swedish -bǣr (Old Norse -bærr), German -bar (from Old High German -bāri), Dutch -baar, Old English -bære.[1]

SuffixEdit

-bar

  1. -able; create an adjective from a noun or verb

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ -bar in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

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