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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

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 bēre, 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 bêer, from Old Dutch *bēr, from Proto-Germanic *bairaz.

NounEdit

beir m (plural beirn)

  1. boar (male swine)