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BERA

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
BERA, an; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§401;
A BEAR; ursus
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  • Dauid gewylde ðone wíldan beran

    David subdued the wild bear,

      Ælfc. T. 13, 26.
  • Eofor oððe beran onginnan

    to attack a boar or bear,

      Exon. 92 a; Th. 344, 21; Gn. Ex. 177.
  • Sceall gyldan án beran fel

    shall pay one bear's skin,

      Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 20, 37.
  • Bera

    ursus,

      Ælfc. Gl. 21; Som. 59, 69 : L. Ecg. P. iv. 28; Th. ii. 212, 22.
Etymology
[Laym. beore : Plat. baar, m : Dut. beer, m : Ger. bär, m : M. H. Ger. ber : O. H. Ger. pero : Dan. biörn, c : Swed. biörn, m : O. Nrs. björn, m.]
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v.  bar byrene.
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  • BERA, n.