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From West Germanic *biōr-, from monastic Latin biber ‘drink’, from Latin bibere ‘to drink’ (French boire etc.). Cognate with Old Frisian biār, Old Saxon bior (Dutch bier), Old High German bior (German Bier).
- IPA: /be:or/
- (chiefly Template loop detected: Template:context 2) beer, ale
- Gebeotedon beore druncne oret-mecgas, ðæt hie in beor-sele bidan woldon Grendles guðe: The sons of conflict, drunk on beer, promised that they would wait in the beer-hall for Grendel’s attack. (Beowulf)
- English: beer
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