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, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →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 Middle 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]

PronunciationEdit

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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