jaar

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Afrikaans[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch jaar, from Middle Dutch jâer, from Old Dutch jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jaar (plural jare, diminutive jaartjie)

  1. A year.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch jâer, from Old Dutch jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jaːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: jaar
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Noun[edit]

jaar n (plural jaren, diminutive jaartje n)

  1. A year, the time it takes the Earth to circle the Sun; its equivalent on other planets.
  2. The individuals associated with a year, notably the students in or graduates from an annual class at school.

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form is normally used after numerals and stock phrases instead of plurals but both are considered correct grammatically. Thus, it would be more common to say "vele jaren geleden" – many years ago; but "drie jaar geleden" – "three years ago" or in "in de laatste paar jaar" as opposed to "in de laatste paar jaren" ("in the last couple of years").

Derived terms[edit]

-types of year

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: jaar
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: jari
  • Negerhollands: jaer, jaar, yer
  • Sranan Tongo: yari

Anagrams[edit]


Semai[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

jaar[1]

  1. we (I and another, but not you) (1st person dual pronoun, exclusive)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basrim bin Ngah Aching (2008) Kamus Engròq Semay – Engròq Malaysia, Kamus Bahasa Semai – Bahasa Malaysia, Bangi: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Westrobothnian[edit]

Noun[edit]

jaar (definite jare, dative jaren)

  1. The year’s yield, or similar.
    eta borti jaren
    to eat from the year’s harvest

Synonyms[edit]