tartar

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Etymology 1[edit]

Via Middle English, via Medieval Latin from Medieval Greek τάρταρον (tártaron), probably from Arabic[Arabic needed].

Noun[edit]

tartar (countable and uncountable, plural tartars)

  1. A red compound deposited during wine making; mostly potassium hydrogen tartrate - a source of cream of tartar.
  2. A hard yellow deposit on the teeth.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From figurative use of Tartar

  1. (dated) A fearsome or angrily violent person.

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tartar (not comparable)

  1. tartare (chopped fine and served raw)
    tartar-pihvi
    steak tartare

Declension[edit]

Not inflected; used only as modifier.

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Noun[edit]

tartar

  1. A dish prepared with finely chopped, raw ingredients; in English the names of these dishes are formed with the adjective "tartare".
    Alkupalaksi tarjottiin lohitartaria.
    A salmon tartare was served as appetizer.

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Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·tartar

  1. passive singular present subjunctive perfective prototonic of do·beir

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·tartar ·thartar ·tartar
pronounced with /-d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.