See also: oer-, o'er, ör, and -ör

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Low German Uur, from Proto-Germanic *ōra, *ūra- (ferriferous sand), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)wūr-. However, compare Irish úir (soil, earth) and Proto-Germanic *auraz (wet earth, sand, mud).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

oer n (uncountable)

  1. ferrous ground, sand clotted by iron(III) oxide, bog iron ore

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Guus Kroonen, Reflections on the o/zero-Ablaut in the Germanic Iterative Verbs, in The Indo-European Verb: Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies, Los Angeles, 13-15 September 2010, Wiesbaden, Reichert Verlag, 2012

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *ougros (compare Old Irish úar), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂owg- (compare Old Armenian ոյծ (oyc)).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

oer (feminine singular oer, plural oer, equative oered, comparative oerach, superlative oeraf)

  1. cold
    Mae hi’n oer tu allan.
    It’s cold outside.

Derived termsEdit

  • oeri (to cool, to get cold)
  • oerfel (cold)

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
oer unchanged unchanged hoer
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian over, from Proto-Germanic *uber.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

oer

  1. over, across
    oer lân of oer see
    over land or over sea
  2. about, concerning
    ynformaasje oer rinnende saken
    information concerning current events
  3. on, upon

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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