Altar

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See also: altar, áltár, and ältar

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German altar, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą. Compare German Alter, German Low German Oller, Saterland Frisian Oaler, Icelandic aldur.

Noun[edit]

Altar n

  1. (Uri) age, old age

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German alter, altære, from Old High German altāri, from Latin altāre. The form was readapted to the Latin source, partly to avoid homophony with Alter (age). Compare also Dutch altaar alongside archaic outer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈtaː(ɐ̯)/
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Noun[edit]

Altar m (genitive Altares, plural Altäre, diminutive Altärchen n)

  1. (religion, including Christianity) altar (table or similar structure used for religious rites)

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Altar m

  1. (astronomy) Ara (a constellation of the southern sky)

Romanian[edit]

Altar

Proper noun[edit]

Altar n

  1. Ara (constellation)