vakar

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vak +‎ -ar

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɒkɒr/
  • Hyphenation: va‧kar

Verb[edit]

vakar

  1. scratch

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably the adverbial form of an earlier (unattested) adjective, of which vakars (night) is the nominal form. The original meaning was probably “the previous night,” whence later “yesterday;” compare Russian вечер (véčer, evening), вчера (včerá, yesterday).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

vakar

  1. yesterday (in the day before today)
    vakar bija slikts laiksyesterday the weather was bad
    vakar no rītayesterday morning
    vakar vakarāyesterday evening
    “jaunkundze vakar vēlu pārnāca mājās?” “jā, aizgājām no kluba pie Ralfa spēlēt pokeru” — “milady came back late yesterday?” “yes, I went from the club to Ralph's (place) to play poker”
  2. yesterday (in the, usually recent, past)
    funkcionāri šodien ir vienkāršāki, demokrātiskāki nekā vakar — (public) officials are simpler, more democratic today than yesterday

Usage notes[edit]

Vakars is a noun, means “evening” (locative form vakarā “in the evening,” used also as a temporal adverb) while historically related vakar is an adverb, meaning “yesterday” (its nominal counterpart is vakardiena “(the day of) yesterday”).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “vakars” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vakaras. Compare Russian вечер (večer) and вчера (včera).

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Adverb[edit]

vãkar (not comparable)

  1. yesterday
    Vakar kur buvai?
    Where were you yesterday?

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vakar

  1. indefinite plural of vak

Verb[edit]

vakar

  1. present tense of vaka.