acar

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *atsara, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- ‘sharp’ (compare Old Irish aicher, Latin ācer ‘pungent’, Ancient Greek ἄκρον (ákron))

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

acar (m plural acare)

  1. bitterly cold
  2. bitter, coarse, rough, brisk
  3. (figuratively) rough, cruel, nasty
  4. icy pure, limpid; clean and neat (in dress)
  5. (figuratively) astute, sharp-witted
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

acar m

  1. steel
  2. freezing cold, frost

References[edit]

  • “acar” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 1

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

acar

  1. dish consisting of carrot, chili, cucumber, and shallot; served with a side of fried rice

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ac +‎ -ar, or possibly Latin ac(u)ārius. The final sense was based on French aiguilleur.

Noun[edit]

acar m (plural acari)

  1. one who makes needles
  2. a box with supplies for sewing, including needles, thread, etc.
  3. (railways) switchman, pointsman

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