DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

vær

  1. imperative of være
    Vær rar!
    Be nice!

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

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.

Usage notesEdit

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.


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vær (comparative værari, superlative værastur)

  1. calm, tranquil

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

vær n (definite singular været, uncountable)

  1. weather
Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

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).

NounEdit

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

  1. fishing harbor, fishing village
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

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).

NounEdit

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

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

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

vær

  1. imperative of være (Etymologies 1 & 2)

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