acar

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *atsara, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱrós, from the root *h₂eḱ- (sharp). Compare Old Irish aicher (sharp, fierce, bitter), Latin ācer (pungent, acidic; sharp-minded), Ancient Greek ἄκρος (ákros, pointed, sharp; at the edge), ἄκρον (ákron, peak, sharp point, edge).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acar m (indefinite plural acare, definite singular acari, definite plural acaret)

  1. bitter cold
    Synonym: thëllim
  2. period of frost, coldness
  3. (figuratively) bitter, coarse, rough, brisk
  4. dread
  5. (figuratively) astute, sharp-witted
  6. (regional) steel

Adjective[edit]

acar m (feminine acare)

  1. exceedingly cold
  2. clean, clear
  3. neat (of a person's clothing, appearance)

Adverb[edit]

acar

  1. neatly
  2. rudely
  3. thorny

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “acar”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 1

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian آچار(âčâr, pickle, marinade).

Noun[edit]

acar (plural acar-acar, first-person possessive acarku, second-person possessive acarmu, third-person possessive acarnya)

  1. pickle

Derived terms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

acar m (genitive singular acara)

  1. Alternative form of acra (tool, implement; service, convenience)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
acar n-acar hacar t-acar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ac +‎ -ar, or possibly Latin ac(u)ārius. The final sense was based on French aiguilleur.

Noun[edit]

acar m (plural acari)

  1. one who makes needles
  2. a box with supplies for sewing, including needles, thread, etc.
  3. (railways) switchman, pointsman
    Synonym: macagiu

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