rar

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See also: RAR, rár, râr, rår, and rär

Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin rārus (seldom). Compare Daco-Romanian rar.

Adjective[edit]

rar

  1. sparse, thin
  2. scarce, few
  3. rare, unusual, uncommon

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan rar, from Latin rārus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rar (feminine rara, masculine plural rars, feminine plural rares)

  1. rare (very uncommon; scarce)
    Antonym: comú
  2. strange, odd
    Synonyms: estrany, anormal
    Antonym: normal
  3. rare (of a gas: thin)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German rar (rare, valuable), ultimately borrowed from from Latin rārus (loose, sparse, rare).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rar

  1. pleasant
  2. kind
  3. nice

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of rar
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular rar rarere rarest2
Neuter singular rart rarere rarest2
Plural rare rarere rarest2
Definite attributive1 rare rarere rareste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rarus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁaːʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯

Adjective[edit]

rar (comparative rarer, superlative am rarsten)

  1. rare (very uncommon)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • rar in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately borrowed from Latin rārus (seldom; rare).

Adjective[edit]

rar (neuter singular rart, definite singular and plural rare, comparative rarere, indefinite superlative rarest, definite superlative rareste)

  1. strange

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately borrowed from Latin rārus (seldom; rare).

Adjective[edit]

rar (neuter singular rart, definite singular and plural rare, comparative rarare, indefinite superlative rarast, definite superlative raraste)

  1. strange

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rārus (seldom).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rar m or n (feminine singular rară, masculine plural rari, feminine and neuter plural rare)

  1. sparse, thin
  2. scarce, few
  3. rare, unusual, uncommon

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

rar

  1. sparsely, thinly
  2. seldom, rarely, infrequently
  3. (of speaking) slowly
    Vă rog să vorbiți mai rar.
    Please speak more slowly.

Usage notes[edit]

For the temporal senses, the literal definition found in the Romanian dictionary DEX indicates a meaning like "at longer intervals of time than usual", which explains the usage related to speech.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German rar, ultimately borrowed from Latin rarus.

Adjective[edit]

rar (comparative rarare, superlative rarast)

  1. cute; sweet
  2. (archaic) rare

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rar
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular rar rarare rarast
Neuter singular rart rarare rarast
Plural rara rarare rarast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 rare rarare raraste
All rara rarare raraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

rar (c)

  1. different
  2. way