tartar

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See also: Tartar, tàrtar, and tårtar

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French tartre, from Medieval Latin tartarum, from Byzantine Greek τάρταρον (tártaron), said to be from Arabic دُرْدِيّ(durdiyy), though it is already found in Pelagius’s Ars veterinaria 46 in the adjective tartarālis, if the reading is correct.

Noun[edit]

tartar (countable and uncountable, plural tartars)

  1. A red compound deposited during wine making; mostly potassium hydrogen tartrate - a source of cream of tartar.
  2. A hard yellow deposit on the teeth.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From figurative use of Tartar.

Noun[edit]

tartar (plural tartars)

  1. (dated) A fearsome or angrily violent person.
    • 1929, Dashiell Hammett, The Dain Curse, New York: Vintage, 1972, Chapter 3, p. 28,[1]
      Mrs. Begg said she liked Mrs. Dain, who was a sensible woman and a first-rate housewife, but that Gabrielle was a tartar.

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tartar (not comparable)

  1. tartare (chopped fine and served raw)
    tartar-pihvi
    steak tartare

Declension[edit]

Not inflected; used only as modifier.

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Noun[edit]

tartar

  1. A dish prepared with finely chopped, raw ingredients; in English the names of these dishes are formed with the adjective "tartare".
    Alkupalaksi tarjottiin lohitartaria.
    A salmon tartare was served as appetizer.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tartar (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative tartar tartarit
genitive tartarin tartarien
partitive tartaria tartareja
illative tartariin tartareihin
singular plural
nominative tartar tartarit
accusative nom. tartar tartarit
gen. tartarin
genitive tartarin tartarien
partitive tartaria tartareja
inessive tartarissa tartareissa
elative tartarista tartareista
illative tartariin tartareihin
adessive tartarilla tartareilla
ablative tartarilta tartareilta
allative tartarille tartareille
essive tartarina tartareina
translative tartariksi tartareiksi
instructive tartarein
abessive tartaritta tartareitta
comitative tartareineen
Possessive forms of tartar (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person tartarini tartarimme
2nd person tartarisi tartarinne
3rd person tartarinsa

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tartar f (invariable)

  1. Alternative spelling of tartare

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French Tartare

Adjective[edit]

tartar m (feminine singular tartare, masculine plural tartars, feminine plural tartares)

  1. Tartar (of or relating to any of several Turkic groups)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: tartare m or f

References[edit]

  • tartare on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·tartar

  1. passive singular present subjunctive perfective prototonic of do·beir

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·tartar ·thartar ·tartar
pronounced with /-d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French (bifteck) tartare.

Noun[edit]

tartar m (plural tartares)

  1. tartar