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EnglishEdit

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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PronunciationEdit

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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AdverbEdit

wier

  1. again

West FrisianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wier ‎(inflected wier, comparative wierer, superlative wierest)

  1. real
  2. true

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