nær

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See also: naer and när

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nær, comparative form of (near).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛːr/, [næːˀɐ̯], [næɐ̯ˀ]

Adjective[edit]

nær (neuter nært, plural and definite singular attributive nære, comparative nærmere, superlative (predicative) nærmest, superlative (attributive) nærmeste)

  1. near
  2. close

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense close, as to family and friends, comparative can be nærere and superlative can be nærest (definite and plural næreste).

Adverb[edit]

nær (comparative nærmere, superlative nærmest)

  1. near
  2. nearly

Preposition[edit]

nær (comparative nærmere, superlative nærmest)

  1. near
  2. close to

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nær, comparative form of (near).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nær

  1. nearer, closer
    Hann er nær þér en mér.
    He's closer to you than me.

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nær, comparative form of (near).

Adjective[edit]

nær (neuter singular nært, definite singular and plural nære, comparative nærere or nærmere, indefinite superlative nærest or nærmest, definite superlative næreste or nærmeste)

  1. close
  2. near

Adverb[edit]

nær (comparative nærere or nærmere, superlative nærest or nærmest)

  1. close
  2. near

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nær, comparative of ná-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nær (masculine and feminine nær, neuter nært, definite singular and plural nære, comparative nærare/nærmare, indefinite superlative nærast/nærmast, definite superlative næraste/nærmaste)

  1. close; near

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Comparative form of .

Adjective[edit]

nær

  1. nearer

Adverb[edit]

nær (comparative nær, superlative næztr)

  1. (comparative degree) near
  2. (comparative degree) towards
  3. (comparative degree) nearly
  4. (comparative degree) in accordance with, in conformity to
  5. (comparative degree) near the truth
  6. (superlative degree) nearest, next
  7. (superlative degree) last
  8. (superlative degree) nearest the truth

Inflection[edit]

This word is one of a little handful of adverbs with defective inflection, where it only exists in the comparative and superlative forms.

Preposition[edit]

nær

  1. (with dative) in the vicinity of
    Synonyms: hjá, viðr

References[edit]

  • nær in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.
  • næst in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.