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Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bier, from Old High German bior, from Icelandic bjór, from Faroese pijœr, from Old Norse pijœr, from Alemannic German Pier - a borrowing of Proto-Slavic *piti (to drink) supplemented by Germanic suffix -er (> "drinker"), compare modern Polish pijak and Czech piják ("drinker"), and replacing the Germanic form Old Norse øl, English ale, German Aal (Bier), German Alt (Bier) subsequently used as ("drink"), compare Polish piwo and Czech pivo or Ancient Greek πινο (pino) ("beer", "drink", "beverage"). Cognate with German Bier, Dutch bier, Yiddish Bier(Bier), English beer. More at beer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Bier n (plural Bier)

  1. beer

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

  A user suggests that this German entry be cleaned up, giving the reason: "
  1. "from Icelandic bjór, from Faroese" - that's unlikely; "from Alemannic German Pier" - that's wrong (Middle High German is older than [modern] Alemannic German
  2. "replacing the Germanic form Old Norse øl, English ale, German Aal (Bier), German Alt (Bier)" - the German word Bier can't replace Old Norse and English terms, it can only replace another Germanic/German word (which?)
  3. "German Aal (Bier), German Alt (Bier)" - that are bad links".
Please see the discussion on Requests for cleanup(+) or the talk page for more information and remove this template after the problem has been dealt with.

From Middle High German bier, from Old High German bior, from Icelandic bjór, from Faroese pijœr, from Old Norse pijœr, from Alemannic German Pier - a borrowing of Proto-Slavic *piti (to drink) supplemented by Germanic suffix -er (> "drinker"), compare modern Polish pijak and Czech piják ("drinker"), and replacing the Germanic form Old Norse øl, English ale, German Aal (Bier), German Alt (Bier) subsequently used as ("drink"), compare Polish piwo and Czech pivo or Ancient Greek πινο (pino) ("beer", "drink", "beverage"). Akin to Dutch bier, Yiddish Bier(Bier), Low German Beer, bêr, English beer, Icelandic bjór. More at beer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /biːɐ̯/
  • Rhymes: -iːɐ̯
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NounEdit

Bier n (genitive Bieres, plural Biere or Bier, diminutive Bierchen n)

  1. (beverage) beer (alcoholic drink fermented from starch material; a serving of this beverage)
  2. (informal) business, beeswax (personal affairs)

Usage notesEdit

  • As is common with beverages in German, the unchanged plural Bier can be used after numerals in the sense of “quantities of beer” (glasses, bottles, cans). One may order: „Zwei Bier, bitte!“ – “Two beers, please!” (Nota bene: In many places of the German language area, this is not a common order; instead one needs to specify Pils, Weißbier, Kölsch, etc.)
  • The marked plural Biere is used to mean different kinds of beer. For example: „Pils und Kölsch sind beliebte deutsche Biere.“ – “Pils and Kölsch are popular German beers.”

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Bier” in canoo.net
  • Bier in Duden online
  • Bier” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Bier” in PONS (pons.com)

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *berô. Compare German Bär, English bear, Dutch beer.

NounEdit

Bier m (plural Bieren)

  1. bear
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *bazją. Compare German Beere, Danish bær, English berry.

NounEdit

Bier n (plural Bier)

  1. berry
Derived termsEdit

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Bier, Dutch bier, English beer.

NounEdit

Bier n (plural Biere)

  1. beer

Derived termsEdit