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Aramaic

Etymology

From Proto-Semitic *bar- (son).

Pronunciation

Noun

בר m (plural בנין ; feminine counterpart ברת)

  1. son, child

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Hebrew

Pronunciation

  • (Modern Israeli) IPA: /bar/

Etymology 1

From ב־ר־ר (b-r-r), and from Aramaic (above), in turn from Proto-Semitic *bar- (son).

Adjective

בַּר (bar)

  1. Clean.
    אנו שומרים על בית בר.
    anu shomrim al bayit bar.
    We keep a clean house.
  2. Savage, wild.
    רוב הילדים בשכונה הם ברים.
    rov ha-y'ladim ba-sh'khuna hem barim.
    Most of the children in the neighborhood are savages.

Noun

בַּר (bar) m.

  1. Son.
  2. Owner.
  3. Outside, outdoors.
    הילדים הלכו לשחק בבר.
    ha-y'ladim hal'khu l'sakhek ba-bar.
    The children went to play in the out-of-doors.

Usage notes

  • In the senses of “son” and “owner”, this noun appears primarily in its singular construct form (with the meanings “son of” and “owner of”).

Synonyms

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From English bar.

Noun

בר (bar)

  1. A bar: a venue for the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek βάρος (baros), weight), English bar.

Noun

בר (bar)

  1. A bar: 100,000 pascals.

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