yar

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See also: þar, y ar, yar-, yär-, 'yar, and ƴar

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ȝaren, ȝurren, ȝeorren, from Old English ġeorran, ġirran, gyrran (to sound, chatter, grunt, creak, grate), from Proto-Germanic *gerraną (to creak), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer- (to make a noise, rattle, gurgle, grumble). Cognate with Scots yarr, yirr (to snarl, growl, quarrel, cause trouble), Middle High German girren (to roar, cry, rattle, chatter).

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Verb[edit]

yar (third-person singular simple present yars, present participle yarring, simple past and past participle yarred)

  1. (intransitive) To snarl; to gnar.
  2. (intransitive, chiefly Scotland) To growl, especially like a dog; quarrel; to be captious or troublesome.

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Adjective[edit]

yar (comparative more yar, superlative most yar)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Sour; brackish.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English gearu (ready), from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

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Adjective[edit]

yar (comparative yarer, superlative yarest)

  1. (nautical, of a vessel, especially sailboat) Quick and agile; easy to hand, reef and steer.
    1939 My, she was yar...It means, uh...easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right. Everything a boat should be, until she develops dry rot. - The Philadelphia Story written by Philip Barry
    • 1958, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
      ...to make a ship best weighed, or yarest in her going.
    1993 Arr, here be a fine vessel: the yarest river-going boat there be. - Captain McAllister The Simpsons ep. 1F06
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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *jaro- (compare Welsh iâr).

Noun[edit]

yar f (plural yer)

  1. hen

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *jaro- (compare Welsh iâr).

Noun[edit]

yar f (plural yer)

  1. chicken, hen

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Kalasha[edit]

Noun[edit]

yar

  1. friend

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Somali[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yar

  1. small

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish يار (yar, precipice), from Proto-Turkic *jạ̄r (precipice, steep bank).

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Noun[edit]

yar (definite accusative yarı, plural yarlar)

  1. cliff, scarp, precipice

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Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

yar

  1. imperative of yarmak

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish يار (yār, friend, a beloved friend, one's lover), from Persian یار (yâr).

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Noun[edit]

yar (definite accusative yari, plural yarlar)

  1. beloved; lover
  2. friend

Declension[edit]

  • Before consonantal endings, the stem vowel is pronounced short and the endings themselves have back vowels. In the accusative, dative, and genitive singular, the stem vowel is pronounced long and the endings accordingly take front vowels. The declension is thus irregular:
Singular: nom. yar — acc. yari — dat. yare — loc. yarda — abl. yardan — gen. yarin
Plural: nom. yarlar — acc. yarları — dat. yarlara — loc. yarlarda — abl. yarlardan — gen. yarların