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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vie +‎ -er.

NounEdit

vier (plural viers)

  1. One who vies for something.
    • 1991, Diane Lynch Fraser, Playdancing (page 90)
      Evidently, there were two children vying for a third's attention. The two attention viers were engaged in a series of gymnastic feats on a small portable trampoline. Two girls were trying to outdo each other to impress the third child, a boy.

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AfrikaansEdit

Afrikaans cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : vier
    Ordinal : vierde

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch vier, from Middle Dutch vier, from Old Dutch viuwar, vier, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of *kʷetwóres.

NumeralEdit

vier

  1. (cardinal) four

Alemannic GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

vier

  1. (cardinal) four

Central FranconianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German fior.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

vier

  1. (most dialects) four

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vier, from Old Dutch viuwar, vier, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of *kʷetwóres.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

Dutch cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : vier
    Ordinal : vierde

vier

  1. (cardinal) four

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

vier

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

GermanEdit

German cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : vier
    Ordinal : vierte

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German fior, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of *kʷetwóres. Compare Dutch vier, English four, Danish fire, Swedish fyra.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

vier

  1. (cardinal) four

DeclensionEdit

Normally uninflected, but note the following:

  • viere (colloquial; used independently of a noun, e.g. die Turmuhr schlug viere (the clock tower struck four))
  • genitive: vierer (literary; e.g. nach Verlauf vierer Jahre (after the course of four years))
  • dative: vieren (literary; used independently of a noun, e.g. der letzte von vieren (the last of four))

Coordinate termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • vier in Duden online

LatinEdit

Middle DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch viuwar, vier, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of *kʷetwóres.

NumeralEdit

vier

  1. four
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

vier n

  1. (Flemish, sometimes Brabantian) Alternative form of vuur

Further readingEdit

  • viere (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • vier (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

vier

  1. present tense of vie

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

vier

  1. First-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of vir
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) future subjunctive of vir

RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin verrēs.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /vjer/

NounEdit

vier m (plural vieri)

  1. (male) wild boar
DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From vie (vineyard), or from Latin vīneārius.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /viˈer/

NounEdit

vier m (plural vieri)

  1. vintager
  2. (rare) vine grower
DeclensionEdit

West FlemishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vier, variant of vuur, from Old Dutch fuir, from Proto-Germanic *fōr, from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur.

NounEdit

vier n

  1. fire