zoar

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Etymology[edit]

From Zoar, one of five ancient cities in the Jordan valley; mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 19:22, 23, and 30 as the place where Lot fled with his wife and two daughters to escape death, when Yahweh destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. From Hebrew צֹעַר(tso`ar, insignificance, smallness). Was present in Old English as Sægor.

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zoar (plural zoars)

  1. A place of refuge; a sanctuary.

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Galician[edit]

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Onomatopoeic.[1]

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  • IPA(key): /zoˈaɾ/, (western) /soˈaɾ/

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zoar (first-person singular present zoo, first-person singular preterite zoei, past participle zoado)

  1. (of the wind) to howl; to hum
    Synonym: bruar
  2. to buzz

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zoar (first-person singular present indicative zoo, past participle zoado)

  1. (colloquial, transitive with de or with no preposition) to mock (to make an object of laughter or ridicule)
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) to kid; to joke (to say or do something without being serious)
  3. (intransitive, colloquial) to fool around (to engage in frivolous behaviour)
  4. (slang) to mess up; to disorganize

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