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Webster 1913 Edition


Cere

Cere

,
Noun.
[L.
cera
wax: cf. F.
cire
.]
(Zool.)
The soft naked sheath at the base of the beak of birds of prey, parrots, and some other birds. See
Beak
.

Cere

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Cered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Cering
.]
[L.
cerare
, fr.
cera
wax: cf. F.
cirer
.]
To wax; to cover or close with wax.
Wiseman.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cere

CERE

,
Noun.
The naked skin that covers the base of a hawks bill.

CERE

,
Verb.
T.
To wax or cover with wax.

Definition 2022


cere

cere

See also: çere

English

Noun

cere (plural ceres)

  1. (ornithology) A waxy protuberance at the base of the upper beak in certain birds.

Translations

Verb

cere (third-person singular simple present ceres, present participle cering, simple past and past participle cered)

  1. (transitive) To wax; to cover or close with wax.
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Anagrams


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin cēra.

Noun

cere f (plural ceris)

  1. wax

Italian

Noun

cere f

  1. plural of cera

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō (seek, look for, desire). In the 19th century, the older form of the simple perfect, cerșii, from Latin quaesīvī, was replaced by cerui by analogy and the old past participle, cerșit, from Latin quaesītus, was replaced by cerut. The r in these obsolete words were themselves a relatively modern addition through analogy with the original word. [1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡ʃe.re]

Verb

a cere (third-person singular present cere, past participle cerut) 3rd conj.

  1. to request, to ask (for)

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References

  1. Romanian Explanatory Dictionary