Origin of weir
Examples from the Web for weir
The conversation was entirely in Russian—Weir is impressively fluent.
Out athletes—again, like Weir—were expected to make grand demonstrations in protest of Putin and his legislation.
“I was thrown in the center of this not really wanting any part of it,” Weir says.
Vlad was early to meet Gonick, who was busy filming Weir, one day.
Celebrities like Weir were called on to urge a boycott of the Games.
All the same Ken was not blind to Weir's handsome appearance.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
This holds back an immense quantity of water, and the supply is regulated by the weir gates.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
Weir the tavern-keeper said she was "worth hundreds" to him.Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Complete|Gilbert Parker
“Go to the bunk-house and call the men waiting there, and get a gun yourself,” Weir ordered.
Weir could ask nothing better; he had one of the plotters caught in the act.
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Word Origin for weir
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Word Origin and History for weir
Old English wer "dam, fence, enclosure," especially one for catching fish (related to werian "dam up"), from Proto-Germanic *warjanan (cf. Old Norse ver, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch were, Dutch weer, Old High German wari, German Wehr "defense, protection," Gothic warjan "to defend, protect"), from PIE *wer- "to cover, shut" (cf. Sanskrit vatah "enclosure," vrnoti "covers, wraps, shuts;" Lithuanian uzveriu "to shut, to close;" Old Persian *pari-varaka "protective;" Latin (op)erire "to cover;" Old Church Slavonic vora "sealed, closed," vreti "shut;" Old Irish feronn "field," properly "enclosed land").