Aber meaning

(UK dialectal) Sharp; keen.
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(UK dialectal) With sharp outlines; clear; distinct.
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(UK dialectal) Sharp-sighted; keen; observant; watchful.
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(UK dialectal) Keen; eager; ready; anxious.
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(UK dialectal) To sharpen, as a knife.
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(UK dialectal) To stir up and make bright, as a fire.
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Origin of aber

  • From Old Norse apr, *appr, *ampr (“cold, sharp, chilly, bad, sad”), from Proto-Germanic *ampraz (“sour, bitter, sharp, evil”), from Proto-Indo-European *ōmos-, *am(r)-, *om- (“raw, bitter, sharp tasting, sour”). Cognate with Icelandic napur (“biting”), Swedish amper (“sharp, pungent”), Dutch amper (“sharp, pungent, bitter, immature”), German Ampfer (“a sorrel”), Latin amārus (“morose, bitter, harsh”). Related to Old English ampre (“dock, sorrel”). See amper.

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