See also: biber and bīber

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German biber, Old High German bibar, bibur, from Proto-West Germanic *bebru, from Proto-Germanic *bebruz (beaver), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːbɐ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Biber m (strong, genitive Bibers, plural Biber)

  1. beaver

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Biber m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Bibers or (with an article) Biber, feminine genitive Biber, plural Bibers or Biber)

  1. a surname transferred from the nickname, variant of Bieber

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Biber” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Biber” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Biber” in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Biber. The native form is obsolete Biw(w)er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːber/, [ˈbiː.bɐ]

NounEdit

Biber m (plural Biber)

  1. beaver