Danish

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Verb

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vær

  1. imperative of være
    Vær rar!
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    Be nice!
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Faroese

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Etymology

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From Old Norse vér, from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy, plural of *éǵh₂.

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vær

  1. (archaic, poetic) First person plural pronoun used in kvæði; we (singular eg).
    Vær høvum verið á útróðri, og tað bar lítið til hjá osum.
    We have been out fishing but the catch was poor.

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This pronouns commands the older first person plural conjugation, formed by adding the ending -um to the stem. In the case of the verb "hava" and other verbs with the letter a as the last vowel of the root this is changed to ø before -um.

Icelandic

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Adjective

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vær (comparative værari, superlative værastur)

  1. calm, tranquil

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Louisiana Creole

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Pronunciation

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vær

  1. Alternative form of vèr (green; unripe; fresh; inexperienced)

See also

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Colors in Louisiana Creole · koulær-yé (layout · text)
     blan      gri      nwa, nwar
             rouj              zoranj; brun, maron              jonn, jònn
                          , vèr, vær, væt              fonsé
             sèrsèl                           blé, ble
             vyolé, vyolèt              lila              ròz, roz

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse veðr (weather) ( > Danish vejr). From Proto-Germanic *wedrą, whence also Old English weder, Old High German wetar. Compare Russian вёдро (vjódro).

Noun

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vær n (definite singular været, uncountable)

  1. weather
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse ver. Related to Icelandic ver (fishing center). Probably from Proto-Germanic *warja-, other cognates including Old English wer (>Modern English weir), Old Saxon werr, Middle Low German were/wer, Middle High German wer (> Modern German Wehr).

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vær n (definite singular været, indefinite plural vær, definite plural væra or værene)

  1. fishing harbor, fishing village
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Etymology 3

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From Old Norse veðr (male sheep) ( > Danish vædder), from Proto-Germanic *weþraz, whence also Old English weþer (English wether), Old High German widar ( > German Widder), Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌸𐍂𐌿𐍃 (wiþrus, lamb). Compare Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa, calf, young animal).

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vær m (definite singular væren, indefinite plural værer, definite plural værene)

  1. a ram (male sheep); as opposed to «søye», a ewe.

Etymology 4

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Verb

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vær

  1. imperative of være (Etymologies 1 & 2)

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