yar

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

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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).

Alternative forms[edit]

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.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English yar, ȝar, variants of yare, ȝare, from Old English ġearu (ready), from Proto-West Germanic *garu, 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.
    • 1390 J. Gower, Confessio Amantis II. 237
      The wynd was good, the Schip was yare.
    • 1939, The Philadelphia Story written by Philip Barry
      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.
    • 1958, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
      ...to make a ship best weighed, or yarest in her going.
    • 1993 Captain McAllister, The Simpsons ep. 1F06
      Arr, here be a fine vessel: the yarest river-going boat there be.
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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian یار(yâr).

Noun[edit]

yar (definite accusative yarı, plural yarlar)

  1. (poetic) beloved, sweetheart
  2. (dated) friend
  3. (dated) helper
    Allah yar olsun! (idiomatic)Godspeed! (literally, “may God be the helper”)

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

yar f (plural yer)

  1. hen

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

yar f (plural yer)

  1. chicken, hen

Derived terms[edit]


Kalasha[edit]

Noun[edit]

yar

  1. friend

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Middle English[edit]

Determiner[edit]

yar

  1. (chiefly Northern) Alternative form of þeir

Somali[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yar

  1. small

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Jahr (year).

Noun[edit]

yar

  1. year
    Synonym: yia
  2. Pleiades
  3. a kind of tree (Casuarina sp.) (clarification of this definition is needed)

References[edit]

  • Murphy, John J. (1985) The Book of Pidgin English = Buk Bilong Tok Pisin, revised edition, Robert Brown & Associates, →ISBN, page 110
  • Volker, C. A. (general editor), et al. (2008) Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin English Dictionary, Oxford University Press in association with Wantok Niuspepa, →ISBN, page 123

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish یار(yar, precipice), from Old Turkic yār ("steep slope"),[1] from Proto-Turkic *yār (precipice, steep bank). More at яр.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jaɾ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

yar (definite accusative yarı, plural yarlar)

  1. cliff, scarp, precipice

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative yar
Definite accusative yarı
Singular Plural
Nominative yar yarlar
Definite accusative yarı yarları
Dative yara yarlara
Locative yarda yarlarda
Ablative yardan yarlardan
Genitive yarın yarların
Possessive forms
Nominative Singular Plural
1st singular yarım yarlarım
2nd singular yarın yarların
3rd singular yarı yarları
1st plural yarımız yarlarımız
2nd plural yarınız yarlarınız
3rd plural yarları yarları
Definite accusative Singular Plural
1st singular yarımı yarlarımı
2nd singular yarını yarlarını
3rd singular yarını yarlarını
1st plural yarımızı yarlarımızı
2nd plural yarınızı yarlarınızı
3rd plural yarlarını yarlarını
Dative Singular Plural
1st singular yarıma yarlarıma
2nd singular yarına yarlarına
3rd singular yarına yarlarına
1st plural yarımıza yarlarımıza
2nd plural yarınıza yarlarınıza
3rd plural yarlarına yarlarına
Locative Singular Plural
1st singular yarımda yarlarımda
2nd singular yarında yarlarında
3rd singular yarında yarlarında
1st plural yarımızda yarlarımızda
2nd plural yarınızda yarlarınızda
3rd plural yarlarında yarlarında
Ablative Singular Plural
1st singular yarımdan yarlarımdan
2nd singular yarından yarlarından
3rd singular yarından yarlarından
1st plural yarımızdan yarlarımızdan
2nd plural yarınızdan yarlarınızdan
3rd plural yarlarından yarlarından
Genitive Singular Plural
1st singular yarımın yarlarımın
2nd singular yarının yarlarının
3rd singular yarının yarlarının
1st plural yarımızın yarlarımızın
2nd plural yarınızın yarlarınızın
3rd plural yarlarının yarlarının
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

yar

  1. imperative of yarmak

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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