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EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

teer (third-person singular simple present teers, present participle teering, simple past and past participle teered)

  1. (transitive) To stir, as a calico-printer's sieve.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -eːr
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

teer m or n (uncountable)

  1. tar

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch têer, alternative form of têder, têeder (whence modern Dutch teder), from Old Dutch *tidar, from Proto-Germanic *tidaraz; cognate to Middle English teere.

NounEdit

teer m (uncountable)

  1. tenderness

AdjectiveEdit

teer (comparative teerder, superlative teerst)

  1. tender, delicate
InflectionEdit
Inflection of teer
uninflected teer
inflected tere
comparative teerder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial teer teerder het teerst
het teerste
indefinite m./f. sing. tere teerdere teerste
n. sing. teer teerder teerste
plural tere teerdere teerste
definite tere teerdere teerste
partitive teers teerders

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

teer

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

Etymology 4Edit

Over time, teer was also used to refer to tuberculosis, analogously to English consumption.

NounEdit

teer m (uncountable)

  1. the act of digesting or being consumed
  2. tuberculosis

Etymology 5Edit

From Middle Dutch tree, from Old Dutch *trio, *treo, from Proto-Germanic *trewą (tree, wood), from pre-Germanic *dréu̯om, thematic e-grade derivative of Proto-Indo-European *dóru (tree). Cognate with English tree, Danish træ.

NounEdit

teer m (plural teren, diminutive teertje n)

  1. tree
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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

teer

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

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English tēar.

NounEdit

teer

  1. Alternative form of tere (tear)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English teoru.

NounEdit

teer

  1. Alternative form of ter (tar)

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch têer.

NounEdit

teer

  1. Alternative form of teere (good)

Etymology 4Edit

From Old English teran.

VerbEdit

teer

  1. Alternative form of teren (to ruin by removing or splitting)

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

teer

  1. indefinite plural of te