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NounEdit

wier (plural wiers)

  1. Archaic form of weir.
    • 1819, James Dugdale, The New British Traveller: Or, Modern Panorama of England and Wales
      The wier of this fishery is very large, and consists of a dam, ten or twelve feet high []

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ir

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch wier (seaweed), possibly descended through Old Dutch from Proto-Germanic, or was borrowed from Frisian. Cognate with dialectal English ware (seaweed), Old English war (seaweed).

NounEdit

wier n (plural wieren, diminutive wiertje n)

  1. seaweed
Usage notesEdit

Before the 18th century, the word was sometimes considered to be feminine.

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Etymology 2Edit

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PronounEdit

wier

  1. (interrogative, archaic) whose (feminine, plural)
  2. (relative, dated) whose (feminine, plural)
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VerbEdit

wier

  1. first-person singular simple conditional of sinn
  2. third-person singular simple conditional of sinn

Saterland FrisianEdit

AdverbEdit

wier

  1. again

West FrisianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wier

  1. real
  2. true

InflectionEdit

Inflection of wier
uninflected wier
inflected wiere
comparative wierder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial wier wierder it wierst
it wierste
indefinite c. sing. wiere wierdere wierste
n. sing. wier wierder wierste
plural wiere wierdere wierste
definite wiere wierdere wierste
partitive wiers wierders

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Further readingEdit

  • wier (III)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011