bare (adj.) Look up bare at Dictionary.com
Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (source also of German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhoso- "naked" (source also of Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c. 1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."
bare (v.) Look up bare at Dictionary.com
"make bare, uncover," Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.