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From Middle Dutch schaers. From Old Northern French scars, escars ("sparing, niggard, parsimonious, miserly, poor"; > French échars, Medieval Latin scarsus (diminished, reduced)), of uncertain origin. One theory is that it derives originally from a Late Latin *scarpsus, *excarpsus, a participle form of *excarpere (take out), from Latin ex- + carpere; yet the sense evolution is difficult to trace. Compare also Middle Dutch schaers (a pair of shears, plowshare), scheeren (to shear).


  • IPA(key): /sxaːrs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːrs


schaars (comparative schaarser, superlative meest schaars or schaarst)

  1. scarce


Inflection of schaars
uninflected schaars
inflected schaarse
comparative schaarser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial schaars schaarser het schaarst
het schaarste
indefinite m./f. sing. schaarse schaarsere schaarste
n. sing. schaars schaarser schaarste
plural schaarse schaarsere schaarste
definite schaarse schaarsere schaarste
partitive schaars schaarsers

Derived terms[edit]


  • Negerhollands: skaars
  • Papiamentu: skars, skaars