See also: beír

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish beirid, from Old Irish beirid. Cognate with English bear, Latin ferō, Sanskrit भरति (bharati).

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)
    Ruglao.She bore a calf.
    Rugadh iníon di.A calf was born to her.
  2. (of birds) lay
  3. bear away, win
  4. bring, take
  5. proceed, advance
ConjugationEdit

In Munster, past indicative forms built on the form riug are encountered:

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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


Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

beir

  1. second-person singular imperative of beirid

·beir

  1. third-person singular present conjunct 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

VerbEdit

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

  1. give birth to
  2. ‘beir air’: carry, catch; catch up with; overtake; catch hold of
  3. ‘beir’ without ‘air’: give birth to

ConjugationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


West FlemishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch bēre, from Old Dutch *bero, from Proto-West Germanic *berō.

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 bêer, from Old Dutch *bēr, from Proto-West Germanic *bair.

NounEdit

beir m (plural beirn)

  1. boar (male swine)