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bǽr

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
bǽr, e; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§119; §224; §225; §367; §562;
a BIER; feretrum
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  • Síe seó bǽr gearo

    let the bier be ready,

    • Beo. Th. 6202
    • ;
    • B. 3105
    • .
  • Gefærenne man brohton on bǽre

    they brought a dead man on a bier,

    • Elen. Kmbl. 1742
    • ;
    • El. 873
    • .
a couch, pallet, litter; grabatus
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  • On his þegna handum on bǽre boren wæs

    manibus ministrorum portabatur in grabato,

    • Bd. 5, 19; S. 640, 22
    • .
Etymology
[
Chauc. Wyc. bere
:
Plat. baar, f
:
O. Sax. bára, f
:
O. Frs. bére, f
:
Dut. baar, f
:
Ger. bahre, f
:
M. H. Ger. báre, f
:
O. H. Ger. bára, f
:
Dan. baar, f.
]
Derived forms
beran
Similar entries
v. bér, beer, Lind. Rush.
Linked entries
v.  bǽre beer bér den-bǽre.
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  • bǽr, n.