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Aar

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From the German (see Aare), probably from a Celtic language.

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Aar

  1. A river in Switzerland that rises at the Grimsel Pass and flows into the Rhine at the Swiss-German border.

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Aar

  1. The Aar river

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ar, arn, from Old High German aro, arn.

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Aar m (genitive Aars or Aares or Aaren, plural Aare or Aaren)

  1. (poetic, formal or dated) eagle
    • 1864, Franz Pfeiffer, Deutsche Classiker des Mittelalters, Erster Band: Walther von der Vogelweide, page 245:
      Er habe zwiefache Kaiserstärke: des Aares Milde und des Löwen Kraft: diesen zweien vermöge nichts zu widerstehen.
      He has twofold strengths as Kaiser: the eagle's clemency and the lion's power: nothing should be able to resist these two.
    • 1869, Ferdinand Freiligrath, Pibroch of Donald Dhu, in his Gedichte, page 315:
      Feder des Aaren!
      Feather of the eagle!
    • Heinrich von Kleist, a poem published in 1870 in H. v. Kleists Werke by editor Heinrich Kurz, page 281:
      der Habicht rupft / Die Brut des Aars
      the hawk fleeces / the eagle's brood

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  • Aar in Duden online