Definitions

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  • n. A yurt.
  • n. A male convert to Judaism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of gerund.
  • n. A common abbreviation of German.
  • n. A terminal element in words of Latin origin, meaning ‘bearing,’ as in armiger, etc.

Etymologies

From Mongolian гэр. (Wiktionary)
From Hebrew גר. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Normal-inverse Gaussian distribution, a notion in Statistics ger is shorthand for gerund …

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  • Technically, the term ger refers to someone who is not a permanent resident of the place where s/he currently resides and for whatever reason also can’t go back to his/her place of origin.

    Sukkot, Immigration, and a Great Poster | Jewschool

  • Zergs, by instinct, try to stretch the con­cept of the group to its nat­ural con­clu­sion: big­ger is bad­der, and bad­der is a safer grif­fon upon from to throt­tle loot from poor souls.

    Pushing the Limits (or) To Zerg Or Not To Zerg? « Snarkmarket

  • In this case, the work of an Iran­ian graphic blog­ger is def­i­nitely NOT worth noth­ing — in fact if the NYT was will­ing to sell it to me for 99 cents, like an iTunes sin­gle, I would def­i­nitely go for it.

    Well That’s Tempting « Snarkmarket

  • His presence certainly relieved us from embarrassment, for in Russia a Feldt Yäger is nearly as powerful at the post-houses as the Czar himself His proper duty was to drive in advance, furnished with his courierski padrojna, which enabled him to claim horses for us, to the exclusion of all other travellers, even if they had been harnessed to their carriages, and to prepare horses at the next stage.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • (Sidebar: V'ger is our Plymouth Voyager "pressurized rover" and

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  • James T. Areddy/The Wall Street Journal A 30-year-old saleswoman, Munkhzul Davaa, recently crammed her Adidas shoes, refrigerator and double-bed into the home she can afford: a traditional tent dwelling, known as a 'ger.'

    Mining Money Comes to Mongolia

  • The ger is the new home of Munkhzul Davaa, a 30-year-old who says that despite her job as a mining-equipment saleswoman, a ger is what she can afford.

    Mining Boom Fuels New Mongol Hoard

  • It is a circular tent, known as a "ger," standing behind a rusty corrugated-steel wall, where on a recent day two dogs were gnawing on sheep feet.

    Mining Boom Fuels New Mongol Hoard

  • Ger = proselyte among the Rabbinical commentators: "… in Rabbinic Hebrew the proselyte is called ger, whereas in Biblical Hebrew the ger is the resident alien….

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  • I thought yurts were portable by definition?

    April 21, 2009

  • budgie smuggler!

    April 21, 2009

  • Is yours home to silly old cod?

    April 21, 2009

  • No. It's easy, provided you have secured yourself a good ger. The problem only arises in the case of a bad ger.

    *giggles hysterically at own hilarious wit, the kind any 8-year old would be proud of*

    April 21, 2009

  • I imagine leather cheese would need a fair bit of churning.

    April 21, 2009

  • “On a trip to western Mongolia in 2006, the couple bought a ger — a portable yurt — and a set of traditional furnishings and crafts, including a leather cheese churn and a basket used for gathering dried dung for fuel.�?

    The New York Times, Our Place Just Above the Road, by Lisa A. Phillips, November 6, 2008

    November 7, 2008