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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. four

Alemannic GermanEdit

cardinal number
4 Previous: drüü
Next: foif

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vier, from Old High German fior, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr. Cognate with German vier, Dutch vier, English four, Icelandic fjórir.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

vier

  1. four

Central FranconianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German fior, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

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

  • IPA(key): /vir/, [viːr], [viər]
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NumeralEdit

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

vier

  1. 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. four (numerical value represented by the Arabic numeral 4; or describing a set with four elements)
    • 1682, Benignus Kybler, WunderSpiegl Oder Göttliche Wunderwerck. Dritter und letzter Theil, p. 144:
      Bey Ablauffung der fünfften Wochen/ erschine ihr die Himmel-Königin abermahlen/ vnd raichet ein Himmlisches Getranck dar/ welches sie mit allgebürender Ehrerbütigkeit angenommen vnd genossen/ zumahlen sich dermassen erhollet hat / daß ihre Stärcke vnnd Leibs-Kräften weit grösser dann zuvoren/ nit leicht auch von vieren Männern kundte überwunden werden.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

DeclensionEdit

Normally uninflected, but note the following:

  • viere (now 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, now used independently of a noun), e.g. der letzte von vieren ― the last of four

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived 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

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

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 *péh₂wr̥.

NounEdit

vier n

  1. fire