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DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish wæræ, waræ, from Old Norse vera, vesa, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną (to be, remain), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (to be), *h₂wes- (to dwell, live, reside).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɛːrə/, [ˈʋɛːɐ]

VerbEdit

være (imperative vær, infinitive være, present tense er, past tense var, perfect tense har været)

  1. to be
    lade væreto leave alone, to leave be
    være tilto exist, to be, to live
    være vedto admit, to disclose, to divulge

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse vera

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

være (imperative vær, present tense er, simple past var, past participle vært, present participle værende)

  1. to be
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse viðra

VerbEdit

være (imperative vær, present tense værer, simple past and past participle væra or været, present participle værende)

  1. (archaic) to sense or feel
    Jeg værer fiendtlighet mellom Ola og Per.
    I can sense hostility between Ola and Per.

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