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English

Etymology

Old English beor, ultimately from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bibō (I drink).

Pronunciation

Noun

A glass of beer.

Singular
beer

Plural
s

beer (s)
  1. (uncountable) An alcoholic drink fermented from starch material commonly barley malt, often with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor.
  2. (uncountable) A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.
  3. (uncountable) A solution produced by steeping plant materials in water or another fluid.
  4. (countable) A glass of any of the above beverages.
  5. (countable) A variety of the above beverages.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any alcoholic beverage.

Synonyms

Derived terms

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Translations

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

beer m. (plural beren, diminutive beertje)

  1. bear (large predatory mammal of the family Ursidae)
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) person who is physically impressive and/or crude
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) debt, credit
Derived terms

Verb

beer

  1. Singular present imperfect form of beren.

Etymology 2

Noun

beer m. (plural beren, diminutive beertje)

  1. boar (male porcine)
  2. protective external construction, notably against ice or supporting the weight of the main
Derived terms

Verb

beer

  1. Singular present imperfect form of beren.

Etymology 3

Noun

beer m. (plural beren, diminutive beertje)

  1. manure (excrement gathered in a pit to fertilize)

Verb

beer

  1. Singular present imperfect form of beren.

Derived terms

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Limburgish

Etymology

Related to English beer.

Noun

beer n

  1. beer
  2. any alcoholic drink

Inflection

Inflection
Root singular Root plural Diminutive singular Diminutive plural
Nominative beer bere beerke beerkes
Genitive beers bere beerkes beerkes
Locative baer baere baerke baerkes
Dative¹ baerem baerer baeremske baeremskes
Accusative¹ beer berer beerke beerkes
  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.

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