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-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.

PronunciationEdit

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.
  3. A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.
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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-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

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: bier
  • Indonesian: bir
  • Japanese: ビール
  • Javanese: bir
  • Sranan Tongo: biri

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

bier

  1. Imperative singular of bieren.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of bieren.

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bier n

  1. beer

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bier f (plural biern)

  1. berry

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bier n (plural bieren, diminutive bierke)

  1. beer

Further readingEdit

  • bier (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011