Altar

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See also: altar, áltár, and ältar

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 Altars or Altares, plural Altäre, diminutive Altärchen n)

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

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Proper noun[edit]

Altar m

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

Romanian[edit]

Altar

Proper noun[edit]

Altar

  1. 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