[ yer ]
/ yɛr /
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Slavic Linguistics. either of two letters (ъ, ь) of the Cyrillic alphabet used, as in Old Church Slavonic, to indicate two short vowels, or, as in Russian, to indicate that the preceding consonant is hard or soft.Compare hard sign, soft sign.
either of the short, lax vowels of Old Church Slavonic represented by these signs, front jer (ъ, usually transcribed as ĭ) and back jer (ь, usually transcribed as ŭ).
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Origin of jer
First recorded in 1755–65
Other definitions for jer (2 of 2)
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How to use jer in a sentence
The tides upon the sea-coast of Palestine are very slight, but some have seen a reference to them in Jer.The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
Again I tell ye, th' body must bend between th' hips an' th' neck, but ye keep jer-r-rkin' the head to look up.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
He may be "nigh their mouths," but he is "far from their reins," Jer.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Then he crossed the Del-a-ware, and left New Jer-sey in the hands of the foe.
He had been forced to leave New Jer-sey in the hands of the King's troops.
British Dictionary definitions for jer
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