See also: Bier

EnglishEdit

 
a funeral bier (sense 1)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English beer, beere, bere, from Old English bēr, (West Saxon) bǣr (stretcher, bier), from Proto-West Germanic *bāru, from Proto-Germanic *bērō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to carry, bear).

Cognate with Saterland Frisian Beere (stretcher, bier), Dutch baar (bier), German Bahre (bier, stretcher). More at bear.

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NounEdit

bier (plural biers)

  1. A litter to transport the corpse of a dead person.
  2. A platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed.
    • 1971, Pichon Pei Yung Loh, The early Chiang Kai-shek: A STUDY OF HIS PERSONALITY AND POLITICS, 1887-1924[1], Columbia University Press, page 1:
      On April 5, 1925, Chiang Kai-shek returned from the First Eastern Expedition to the Whampoa Military Academy to officiate at a funeral service for Sun Yat-sen, who had died in Peking on March 12. Huang Chi-lu, then a young professor of political science at the University of Kwangtung and destined to become director of the Kuomintang Archives some forty years later, has informed us of the display of strong emotion evidenced by Chiang on this occasion: "The service was officiated by Mr. Chiang and Liao Chung-k'ai and was attended by over four thousand officers, cadets, and soldiers. As the funeral ceremonies began, Mr. Chiang, unable to control himself, wept bitterly and audibly, causing all in the assembly to shed tears."¹ Three years later, at the conclusion of the Northern Expedition, a similarly melodramatic scene unfolded before the eyes of the public as Chiang visited Sun's bier in the suburbs of Peking.
  3. A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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AfrikaansEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bier, from Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch bier, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross).

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NounEdit

bier (plural biere, diminutive biertjie)

  1. beer (alcoholic drink brewed from grains or other starch material)
  2. (countable) a serving of beer

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

bier c

  1. indefinite plural of bi

VerbEdit

bier

  1. present of bie

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bier, from Old Dutch bier, from Proto-West Germanic *beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą (beer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰews- (dross).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bir/, [biːr]
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  • Hyphenation: bier
  • Rhymes: -ir

NounEdit

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive biertje n)

  1. (uncountable) beer (alcoholic drink brewed from grains or other starch material)
    Het is hier nu vooral feest en bier drinken.
    Here it's mostly partying and drinking beer.
  2. (countable) a serving of beer
  3. (countable) a variety of beer

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

- beer types

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: bier
  • Indonesian: bir
  • Japanese: ビール (bīru)
  • Javanese: bir
  • Negerhollands: bier
  • Sranan Tongo: biri

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

bier

  1. singular imperative of bieren
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of bieren

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch bier, from Proto-West Germanic *beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą.

NounEdit

bier n

  1. beer

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: bier (see there for further descendants)
  • Limburgish: beer
  • Old French: biere (see there for further descendants)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

bier m or f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

bier f

  1. indefinite plural of bie

VilamovianEdit

EtymologyEdit

See bjēr

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bier f (plural biern)

  1. berry

West FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Frisian biār, from Proto-West Germanic *beuʀ, from Proto-Germanic *beuzą.

NounEdit

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive bierke)

  1. beer
Further readingEdit
  • bier (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Frisian bēre, from Proto-West Germanic *bāru

NounEdit

bier n (plural bieren)

  1. A bier (litter).
Further readingEdit
  • bier (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011