GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

With the assimilation -ntb--mp- (as in Wimper) from earlier entbor, itself an alteration of Middle High German embor, enbor, enbore, from a phrase en bor (to(wards) (a) height), of which the second word is from Old High German bor (height, summit, peak). Related to English bear (v.).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛmˈpoːr/, [ʔɛmˈpoːɐ̯], [-ˈpɔɐ̯]
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AdverbEdit

empor

  1. (formal, dated outside of compounds) up, upward

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