From Middle High German ëber, from Old High German ebur, from Proto-Germanic *eburaz, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ep-r-. Cognate with Dutch ever, Latin aper, Serbo-Croatian vepar. Despite the similarity in form and meaning, not related to obsolete dialectal Bär (“boar”) (which see), nor to Bär (“bear”).
Eber m (genitive Ebers, plural Eber)
- boar (male pig, especially domestic)
- Keiler (“male wild boar”)
- Eber in Duden online