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uber

uber

See also: ueber, über, uber-, and über-

English

Alternative forms

über ueber

Adjective

uber (not comparable)

  1. Super; high-level; high-ranking
    • 2006 February, GameAxis Unwired, page 4:
      people in Team GameAxis are no different from the rest of us although many would think them as uber geeks
    • 2008, Laura Levine, Killing Bridezilla:
      The fiasco begins with a call from Jaine's high-school nemesis, uber rich uber witch Patti Devane
    • 2009, J. F. Lewis, ReVamped, page 208:
      I laughed, a deep croaking noise in the uber vamp's body
    • 2009, Kurt Turrell, G.E.N.I.U.S. NOW: The Mastermind Blueprint, page 4:
      Moreover, this is a concrete venue for all businesses or organizations to champion a distinctive or necessary cause, and thereby secure “Uber Success” (off-the-charts results) for the future of their company or organization

Adverb

uber (not comparable)

  1. Very; super
    • 2008, Laura Levine, Killing Bridezilla:
      The fiasco begins with a call from Jaine's high-school nemesis, uber rich uber witch Patti Devane
    • 2009, Mark Driscoll, Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods, page 268:
      Admittedly, churches do some incredibly goofy things when they pursue relevance for the sake of being uber hip and ultra cool. One pastor I know got so many piercings that he looked like a rack of lures at the Bass Pro Shop
    • 2010 April 29, “'Losers' minus one”, in Pasadena Weekly:
      The film's parallel story depicts Max (Jason Patric) as an uber powerful operative, barking wild orders at right-hand man Wade (Holt McCallany)

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewHdʰr̥-, *h₁owHdʰr̥-, *h₁uHdʰr̥- (udder) (r/n-stem, with r made common to all cases). Cognates include Vedic Sanskrit ऊधर् (ū́dhar), Ancient Greek οὖθαρ (outhar), Old and modern English udder.

Pronunciation

Noun

ūber n (genitive ūberis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) A teat, pap, dug, udder, a lactating breast
  2. richness, fruitfulness

Inflection

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ūber ūbera
genitive ūberis ūberum
dative ūberī ūberibus
accusative ūber ūbera
ablative ūbere ūberibus
vocative ūber ūbera

Descendants

Adjective

ūber m, f, n (genitive ūberis); third declension

  1. fruitful, productive
  2. copious, full, rich

Inflection

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative ūber ūberēs ūberia
genitive ūberis ūberium
dative ūberī ūberibus
accusative ūberem ūber ūberēs ūberia
ablative ūberī ūberibus
vocative ūber ūberēs ūberia

Adverb

ūber (comparable ūbius, superlative ūbissimē)

  1. fruitfully, copiously, plentifully
  2. (of style) fully, copiously

Usage notes

The positive form of the adverb is not attested in Classical Latin.

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Descendants

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