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See also: are, Are, -aré, åre, aré, arë, āre, and ārē


Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin -āre.



  1. Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of most regular verbs.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin -ārem, accusative form of -āris.



  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns.


Alternative forms[edit]

  • (second-person singular present passive indicative of ): -āris




  1. nominative neuter singular of -āris
  2. accusative neuter singular of -āris
  3. vocative neuter singular of -āris
  4. second-person singular present passive indicative of
  5. second-person singular present passive imperative of
  6. present active infinitive of



From Old Norse -ari, from Proto-Germanic *-ōzô.



  1. (on adjectives) Regular construction of comparative: ful ‎(ugly) → fulare ‎(uglier)
  2. (on verbs) Denotes a person or object who (regularly) performs the action of the verb: klättra ‎(climb) → klättrare ‎(climber)
  3. Used to form the names of residents or inhabitants of particular places; in particular towns/cities: Stockholmstockholmare ‎(Stockholmer). Note that the resulting word is not capitalized.

Usage notes[edit]

If added to a a-final stem, the two adjacent a:s merge into one single a. The nouns get the common gender and have what in Swedish is called "nollplural"; when the plural form is the same as the singular form.

Derived terms[edit]


  • (person from): -bo (3) (in some cases not as common as -are')