naar

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See also: når

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /naːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: naar
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch nâer, from Old Dutch *nār, from Proto-Germanic *nēhwiz. Originally the comparative of na, which is in Modern Dutch nader. Compare also English near, Swedish när, and Danish & Norwegian når

Preposition[edit]

naar

  1. to, towards in time, space, consequence, purpose etc.
  2. (dated) according to, in accordance with
    naar het Evangelie van Judas
    according to the gospel of Judas
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Javindo: naar
  • Jersey Dutch: nâr
  • Negerhollands: na
    • Virgin Islands Creole: na (dated)
  • Petjo: naar
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: na
  • Papiamentu: na

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch naer, nare (tight, sad), from Old Dutch *naro (narrow), from Proto-Germanic *narwaz (narrow, tight, constricted), probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ner- (turn, bend, twist, constrict). Cognate with Low German naar (ghastly, dismal), West Frisian near (narrow), English narrow; compare also German Narbe (scar, closed wound). More at narrow.

Adjective[edit]

naar (comparative naarder, superlative naarst)

  1. nasty, scary
  2. unpleasant, sickening
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of naar
uninflected naar
inflected nare
comparative naarder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial naar naarder het naarst
het naarste
indefinite m./f. sing. nare naardere naarste
n. sing. naar naarder naarste
plural nare naardere naarste
definite nare naardere naarste
partitive naars naarders
Derived terms[edit]

Semai[edit]

Semai cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : naar
    Ordinal : inaar

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

naar[1]

  1. two

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[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

Yola[edit]

Adverb[edit]

naar

  1. Alternative form of near
    • 1927, “ZONG O DHREE YOLA MYTHENS”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, line 2:
      Fo naar.
      Who never.

References[edit]

  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 131