See also: beír

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish beirid, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

VerbEdit

beir (present analytic beireann, future analytic béarfaidh, verbal noun breith, past participle beirthe) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. bear, give birth to (of persons, usually autonomously with do)
    Rug sí lao.‎ ― She bore a calf.
    Rugadh iníon di.‎ ― She bore a daughter.
  2. (of birds) lay
  3. bear away, win
  4. bring, take
  5. proceed, advance
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • beir ar(catch; overtake)

Etymology 2Edit

Non-lemma forms.

VerbEdit

beir

  1. (literary, Munster) second-person singular future of
    Beir ana-shásta ansin.
    You will be very happy there.
Usage notesEdit

The modern standard form is the analytic construction beidh .

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beir bheir mbeir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "beir" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • beirid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

·beir (present), beir (imperative)

  1. third-person singular present conjunct of beirid
  2. second-person singular imperative of beirid

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·beir ·beir
pronounced with /-v(ʲ)-/
·mbeir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish beirid, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

VerbEdit

beir (past rug, future beiridh, verbal noun breith, past participle beirte)

  1. carry, bear
  2. catch

ParticiplesEdit

Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' breith --
Past rug rugadh
Future beiridh beirear
Conditional bheireadh bheirteadh

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • beirid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

West FlemishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch bere, from Old Dutch *bero, from Proto-Germanic *berô.

NounEdit

beir m (plural beirn)

  1. bear (large predatory mammal of the family Ursidae)
  2. (figuratively) person who is physically impressive and/or crude

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch beer, from Old Dutch *bēr, from Proto-Germanic *bairaz.

NounEdit

beir m (plural beirn)

  1. boar (male swine)