Beir
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Beir
See also: beír

Irish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Irish beirid, from Old Irish beirid. Cognate with English bear, Latin fer?, Sanskrit ? (bharati).

Verb

beir (present analytic beireann, future analytic béarfaidh, verbal noun breith, past participle beirthe) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. bear, give birth to (of persons, usually autonomously with do)
    Ruglao. - She bore a calf.
    Rugadh iníon di. - A calf was born to her.
  2. (of birds) lay
  3. bear away, win
  4. bring, take
  5. proceed, advance
Conjugation

In Munster, past indicative forms built on the form riug are encountered:

Derived terms

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

beir

  1. (literary, Munster) second-person singular future of
    Beir ana-shásta ansin.
    You will be very happy there.
Usage notes

The modern standard form is the analytic construction beidh .

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beir bheir mbeir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Old Irish

Pronunciation

Verb

beir

  1. second-person singular imperative of beirid

·beir

  1. third-person singular present conjunct of beirid

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·beir ·beir
pronounced with /-v(?)-/
·mbeir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish beirid.

Verb

beir (past rug, future beiridh, verbal noun breith, past participle beirte)

  1. give birth to
  2. 'beir air': carry, catch; catch up with; overtake; catch hold of
  3. 'beir' without 'air': give birth to

Conjugation

Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' breith --
Past rug rugadh
Future beiridh beirear
Conditional bheireadh bheirteadh

References


West Flemish

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch b?re, from Old Dutch *bero, from Proto-West Germanic *ber?.

Noun

beir m (plural beirn)

  1. bear (large predatory mammal of the family Ursidae)
  2. (figuratively) person who is physically impressive and/or crude

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch bêer, from Old Dutch *b?r, from Proto-West Germanic *bair.

Noun

beir m (plural beirn)

  1. boar (male swine)

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