Last modified on 1 July 2014, at 11:40
See also: näär

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *nār, from Proto-Germanic *nēhwiz. Originally the comparative of na. Compare also English: near, Swedish: när and Danish and Norwegian når

PrepositionEdit

naar

  1. to, towards in time, space, consequence, purpose etc.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch naer, nare (tight, sad), from Old Dutch *naro (narrow), from Proto-Germanic *narwaz (narrow, tight, constricted), probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ner- (turn, bend, twist, constrict). Cognate with Low German naar (ghastly, dismal), West Frisian near (narrow), English narrow; compare also German Narbe (scar, closed wound). More at narrow.

AdjectiveEdit

naar (comparative naarder, superlative naarst)

  1. nasty, scary
  2. unpleasant, sickening
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