See also: Gier

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣiːr/
  • Hyphenation: gier
  • Rhymes: -ir

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch gir, gier, from Old Dutch *gīr, from Proto-Germanic *gīraz.

NounEdit

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. (zoology) vulture
  2. (by extension) monster, notably hellspawn
  3. (figurative) human vulture, rapacious or predatory person
  4. (figurative) consuming desire
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Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. liquid manure, slurry
  2. any swill, hogwash
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Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. A scream

Etymology 4Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

gier m (plural gieren, diminutive giertje n)

  1. A (notably sharp and:or wide) sway, turn, swerve, notably by a vessel or vehicle
  2. (figurative) A caprice, crazy/whimsical move

Etymology 5Edit

From Latin gyrus, from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros).

NounEdit

gier m

  1. A gyre, circular motion, notably in astronomy

Etymology 6Edit

VerbEdit

gier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gieren
  2. singular imperative of gieren

GermanEdit

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gier

  1. second-person singular imperative of gieren

PolishEdit

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NounEdit

gier f

  1. genitive plural of gra