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.
- Altar in Duden online
- Ara (constellation)
This Romanian entry was created from the translations listed at Ara. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Altar in the Romanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) February 2010