ambar

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See also: ámbar, âmbar, and ämbar

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Some uses are directly from انبار ‎(ambār), others are via Turkish ambar, Serbo-Croatian ambar, Russian амба́р ‎(ambár), Volga German Rhine Franconian Ambar, etc.

Noun[edit]

ambar ‎(plural ambars)

  1. (rare) Any of various kinds of subterranean or barn-like granary, depending on context, in Iran, Turkey, Russia or the Balkans.
    • 1977, Fred C. Koch, The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present, page 78-79:
      Generally the small granary (which the colonists referred to by its russian name, ambar), [existed. ... The oven's] auxiliary structure was as common to a home site as the principal abode, the barn, and the ambar.
    • 1985, British Documents on Foreign Affairs--reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print: From the First to the Second World War. Series B, Turkey, Iran, and the Middle East, 1918-1939, page 84:
      57. Shortly after the coming of the American administrators it was found that one of the Tehran ambars had through lack of proper disinfection and ventilation become infected with weevils. [...] 58. The chief of the ambar had also previously requested authority to issue in small quantities 5,000 kharvars of grain which contained bitter seeds of which had been damaged by insect pests. Had his recommendation been approved when submitted early in the last year this grain could have been disposed of []
    • 2003, Willem M. Floor, Agriculture in Qajar Iran, page 231:
      Larger quantities of grain were kept in an ambar, a sub-terranean storage space aout three meters deep. [...] At the entrance of the ambar dung cakes were put to deter insects.
    • 2004, Petar Vlahović, Serbia: the country, people, life, customs, page 194:
      The ambar is built from logs or thick planks well and tightly adhering to each other. It is divided into partitions [...] for this or that type of grain (for instance, rye, wheat, etc.).
    • 2007, Margaret Dittemore, Looking Towards the Road: Architecture and Change in a Turkish Village, page 175:
      The ground floor is most often used to store fuel (wood, coal, and dung cakes), dried and pickled foods, flour, grain, old tools, and other equipment. [...] Extra grain and flour may be kept in large 100-kilo gunny sacks near the ambar.

Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ambar

  1. lucky
  2. happy

Synonyms[edit]


Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian انبار ‎(ambār).

Noun[edit]

ambar

  1. barn, granary

Declension[edit]


Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אַמְבָּר ‎(ʾambār), from Middle Iranian *ambār. Compare Persian انبار ‎(ambâr).

Noun[edit]

ambar m ‎(Latin spelling)

  1. storeroom, attic, cellar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish انبار ‎(ambâr), from Persian انبار ‎(ambār).

Noun[edit]

ambar m ‎(Cyrillic spelling амбар)

  1. barn
  2. granary
  3. silo

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian انبار ‎(ambār).

Noun[edit]

ambar

  1. barn
  2. granary