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Etymology 1[edit]

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 and Norwegian når



  1. to, towards in time, space, consequence, purpose etc.
  2. according to, in accordance with (slightly old-fashioned)
    het evangelie naar Judas — the gospel of Judas
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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.


naar ‎(comparative naarder, superlative naarst)

  1. nasty, scary
  2. unpleasant, sickening
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
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