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Acer
See also: Acer and acèr

English

Noun

acer (plural acers)

  1. Obsolete spelling of acre

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Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Late Latin aci?rium, from Latin aci?s, from Proto-Indo-European *h?e?- ("sharp, pointed"). Compare French acier, Galician aceiro, Italian acciaio, Occitan acièr, Portuguese aço, Spanish acero.

Pronunciation

Noun

acer m (uncountable)

  1. steel

Derived terms

Related terms

Further reading


Latin

Etymology 1

From Proto-Italic *akris, from Proto-Indo-European *hrós ("sharp"). The change from o-stem to i-stem declension is irregular and not fully explained. Likewise, Latin has irregular lengthening of the vowel. Cognate with Ancient Greek (ákros).[1]

Pronunciation

Adjective

?cer (feminine ?cris, neuter ?cre, comparative ?crior, superlative ?cerrimus, adverb ?criter); third-declension three-termination adjective

  1. sharp, sour, bitter
  2. keen, sagacious
  3. violent, cruel
Declension

Third-declension three-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ?cer ?cris ?cre ?cr?s ?cria
Genitive ?cris ?crium
Dative ?cr? ?cribus
Accusative ?crem ?cre ?cr?s ?cria
Ablative ?cr? ?cribus
Vocative ?cer ?cris ?cre ?cr?s ?cria
Derived terms
Descendants

Etymology 2

Same as Etymology 1, with reference to multi-pointed leaves.
Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag "ak?er-"

Pronunciation

Noun

acer n (genitive aceris); third declension

  1. maple tree
Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Derived terms
Descendants

References


Old French

Etymology

See acier.

Noun

acer m (nominative singular acers)

  1. Alternative form of acier

Welsh

Etymology

From Middle English aker.

Pronunciation

Noun

acer f (plural aceri)

  1. acre
    Synonyms: cyfair, erw

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
acer unchanged unchanged hacer
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), "acer", in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

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