waar

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch waar.

Adverb[edit]

waar

  1. (interrogative) where
  2. (relative) where

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch waer, from Old Dutch *war, from Proto-Germanic *hwar. Cognate with English where.

Adverb[edit]

waar

  1. (interrogative) where, in which place
    Waar is Jan?
    Where is John?
  2. (relative) where, the place that
    Dit is waar hij woont.
    This is where he lives.
  3. (interrogative, with a preposition) what, which thing
    Waar is dat goed voor?
    What is that good for?
  4. (relative, with a preposition) what, that which
    Dit is waar dat goed voor is
    This is what that is good for.

Usage notes[edit]

With a preposition, waar is used instead of wat to create a pronominal adverb. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.

Derived terms[edit]

See Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch waer, from Old Dutch *wār, from Proto-Germanic *wēraz.

Adjective[edit]

waar (not comparable)

  1. true
  2. authentic
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch ware, from Old Dutch *wara, from Proto-Germanic *warō. Cognate with English ware.

Noun[edit]

waar f (plural waren)

  1. merchandise, product
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Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

waar

  1. first-person singular present indicative of waren
  2. imperative of waren

Kamarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ.

Noun[edit]

waar

  1. root (of plant)