See also: Neer, NEER, ŋeer, and ne'er

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English neere, nere, from Old English *nēora, from Proto-Germanic *neurô, from Proto-Indo-European *negʷʰrós.

Cognate with Dutch nier (kidney), Low German nere (kidney), German Niere (kidney), Swedish njure (kidney), Icelandic nýru (kidney), Latin nefrones, nefrendes, nebrundines (testicles), Ancient Greek νεφρός (nephrós, kidney, testicle).

NounEdit

neer (plural neers)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) (anatomy) Kidney.

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DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Contraction of neder.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːr
  • IPA(key): [nɪːr]

AdverbEdit

neer

  1. down, downwards

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Germanic language, compare German Niere, Dutch nier.

NounEdit

neer (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. (anatomy) kidney

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.


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neer

  1. Alternative form of neere