tartar

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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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Adjective[edit]

tartar (not comparable)

  1. tartare
    • tartar-pihvi = steak tartare

Declension[edit]

Not declined.

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Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·tartar

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