gar

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See also: gár, gär, går, gar-, and ġar

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gar, gare, gere, gore, from Old English gār (spear, dart, javelin, shaft, arrow, weapon, arms), from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (spear, pike, javelin), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰayso- (pointed stick, spear), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰey- (to drive, move, fling). Cognate with West Frisian gear, Dutch geer (pointed weapon, spear), German Ger (spear), Norwegian geir (spear), Icelandic geir (spear). Related to gore.

Noun[edit]

gar (plural gars)

  1. (obsolete) Spear.

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for garfish..

Noun[edit]

gar (plural gars)

  1. Any of several fish, of the family Lepisosteidae, that have long, narrow jaws; garfish
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gerva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare yare.

Verb[edit]

gar (third-person singular simple present gars, present participle garring, simple past and past participle gart)

  1. (now chiefly UK dialectal) To make, cause (someone to do something); to cause (something to be done). [14th-19th c.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XX:
      I shall firste begyn at Sandwyche, and there I shall go in my shearte, barefoote, and at every ten myles ende I shall founde and gar make an house of religious, of what order that ye woll assygne me [...].
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 15:
      Time gars me tremble. Ah, how sore the baulk! / While Time in pride of strength cloth ever stalk [...].

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

gar

  1. blaze

Breton[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gar f (plural garoù)

  1. leg

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German garo, from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gar (not comparable)

  1. cooked
  2. ready
  3. done

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Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

gar

  1. at all
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 80:
      Ein Verbot sollte es nach Ansicht vieler Ökonomen auch für die sogenannten Leerverkäufe geben. Banken verkaufen dabei Aktien oder Währungen, die sie noch gar nicht besitzen oder allenfalls geliehen haben.
      In the opinion of many economists there should also exist a prohibition for the so-called short sales. In these banks sell shares or currencies that they do not own at all yet or have borrowed at best.

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gar

  1. near

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

gar m (genitive gair, nominative plural garanna)

  1. nearness, proximity
  2. favor

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gar ghar ngar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

gar

  1. rafsi of garna.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gaizaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰays- (pointed stick, spear). Cognate with Old Frisian gēr, Old Saxon gēr, Old High German gēr, Old Norse geirr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gār m (nominative plural gāras)

  1. (poetic) spear, arrow

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: gare
    • English: gar (obsolete)

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gǫrva, gørva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare yare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gar (simple past and past participle gart or gert)

  1. to make (somebody or something do something)
    Whit gars ye say that? - What makes you say that?

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

gar

  1. us (direct object)
    Cò a bhios gar cuideachadh? — Who will help us?
Usage notes[edit]
  • Adds the prefix n- to the following word if it begins with a vowel:
    Cha robh i gar n-ainmeachadh. — She didn't mention us.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

gar (verbal noun garadh)

  1. warm
    a' garadh an làmhan ris an teine — warming their hands at the fire
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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gare.

Noun[edit]

gar (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkish|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. station (railway)