chiar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Chio +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chiar (first-person singular present indicative chio, past participle chiado)

  1. to squeak, to squeal, to screech
  2. to sizzle, to hiss
  3. to complain

Conjugation[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clārus, from Proto-Indo-European *kelh₁- (to call, shout). Doublet of clar, which was a borrowing. Used almost always as an adverb in modern speech (compare Latin pure, adverb form of purus). The old adjective form is only found in old texts and in some expressions such as "din chiar senin" or "apă chioară" ("clear or pure water"), where it was influenced phonetically by the unrelated word chior.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

chiar

  1. even
    chiar dacăeven if
  2. just
    chiar acumjust now
    chiar așajust like that (just such)

Adjective[edit]

chiar m, n (feminine singular chiară, masculine plural chiari, feminine and neuter plural chiare)

  1. (obsolete) clear

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