ajar

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See also: Ajar

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈd͡ʒɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈd͡ʒɑɹ/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ajar, on char (on [the] turn), from on (on) + char (turn, occasion), from Old English ċierr, cyrr (turn), from Old English ċierran (to turn, convert), equivalent to a- +‎ char. Akin to Dutch akerre, kier (ajar), German kehren (to turn). See char.

Adverb[edit]

ajar (not comparable)

  1. Slightly turned or opened.
    The door was standing ajar.
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Adjective[edit]

ajar (comparative more ajar, superlative most ajar)

  1. Slightly turned or opened.
    The door is ajar.
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Verb[edit]

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

  1. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.
    • 1970, John H. Evans, Mercer County law journal, Volume 10,
      A plainclothes detective knocked on a slightly ajarred door.
    • 1977, Bill Reed, Dogod:
      Yes, and the door also lops off stairs leading to a landing on whose landing is another door on whose hinges much of this story ajars, if it hasn't jarred too much already.
    • 2007, Loki, Shard of the Ancient:
      Just as the gates fully ajarred themselves, the Lamborghini soared through them, and out into the freedom of the poorly defined road.

Etymology 2[edit]

a- (in, at) +‎ jar (discord, disagreement)

Adverb[edit]

ajar (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Out of harmony.
  2. Being at variance or in contradiction to something.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.14:
      There is a sort of unexpressed concern, / A kind of shock that sets one's heart ajar [] .
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Verb[edit]

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

  1. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.
    • 1907, The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 36,
      It clean deafened the two of us, and set all the crockery ware ajarring ; and when the neighbours heard it they came running into the street to see who was getting hurt.
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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay ajar, from Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya, teacher, master), likely derived from आचार (ācāra, conduct, behavior). Doublet of acara, acarya, and hajar.

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Verb[edit]

ajar (used in the form mengajar)

  1. to teach

Conjugation[edit]

This verb has irregular forms when affixed to ber- which resulted on belajar instead of *berajar.

Conjugation of ajar
Root ajar
Habitual Accidental Patient focus Root imperative Jussive
Actor belajar, mengajar terajar diajar ajar ajarlah
Causative memperajar terperajar diperajar perajar perajarlah
Locative mengajari terajari diajari ajari ajarilah
Benefactive mengajarkan terajarkan diajarkan ajarkan ajarkan
Compound voices
Causative + Locative memperajari terperajari diperajari perajari perajarilah
Causative + Benefactive memperajarkan terperajarkan diperajarkan perajarkan ajarkan
Note: Some of them are normally not exist in standard Indonesian. Some also change meaning.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya, teacher, master).

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ajar (Jawi spelling اجر‎)

  1. to teach

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older ahajar, from Old Spanish haja, probably from Vulgar Latin *fallia (defect), from Latin fallĕre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈxaɾ/, [aˈxaɾ]

Verb[edit]

ajar (first-person singular present ajo, first-person singular preterite ajé, past participle ajado)

  1. (transitive and reflexive) to fade, wither
    Synonym: marchitar

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