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altar

See also: Altar

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altare (altar), probably related to adolere (burn); thus "burning place", influenced by a false connection with altus (high).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

altar (plural altars)

  1. A table or similar flat-topped structure used for religious rites.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altāre.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

altar m (plural altars)

  1. altar

CimbrianEdit

NounEdit

altar m (please provide plural)

  1. altar

ReferencesEdit

  • “altar” in Umberto Martello Martalar, Alfonso Bellotto, Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Setti Communi vicentini, 1st edition, 1974.

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse altari, from Old Saxon altari, from Latin altare (altar), cognates with Danish alter (altar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

altar n (genitive singular altars, plural altar)

  1. altar

DeclensionEdit

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative altar altarið altar altarini
Accusative altar altarið altar altarini
Dative altari altarinum altarum altarunum
Genitive altars altarsins altara altaranna

GalicianEdit

NounEdit

altar m (plural altares)

  1. altar

SynonymsEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altāre, through Dutch altaar.

NounEdit

altar

  1. altar

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈal̪ˠt̪ˠəɾˠ]

VerbEdit

altar

  1. present indicative autonomous of alt
  2. imperative autonomous of alt
  3. present subjunctive autonomous of alt

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
altar n-altar haltar t-altar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Found mainly in post-Classical Latin. In Classical Latin, used mostly in plural form altaria. Ultimately from adolere and influenced by altus. See also other forms altāre and altārium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

altar n (genitive altaris); third declension

  1. altar (for burnt offerings)

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter "pure" i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative altar altaria
genitive altaris altarium
dative altarī altaribus
accusative altar altaria
ablative altarī altaribus
vocative altar altaria

DescendantsEdit


ManxEdit

NounEdit

altar m (plural altaryn)

  1. (religion) altar

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

altar n (definite singular altaret, indefinite plural altar, definite plural altara)

  1. an altar

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aldrą, whence also Old English ealdor, Old Norse aldr.

NounEdit

altar n

  1. age

DescendantsEdit


Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altāre (altar for burnt offerings).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

altar m (plural altares)

  1. altar (flat structure used for religious rites)

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese altar, from Latin altāre (altar for burnt offerings).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

altar m (plural altares)

  1. altar (flat structure used for religious rites)

RomanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altārium or altār. Compare oltar, a rare and dated variant which derives from the same source via a Slavic intermediary.

NounEdit

altar n (plural altare)

  1. altar
  2. communion table
  3. chancel
  4. shrine, sanctuary

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altāre.

NounEdit

altar m (plural altares)

  1. altar
  2. Stone that separates the firebox from the hearth in reverberatory furnaces