tartar

See also: Tartar

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Via Middle English, via Medieval Latin from Medieval Greek τάρταρον (tartaron), probably from Arabic[Arabic?].

NounEdit

tartar (countable and uncountable, plural tartars)

  1. A red compound deposited during wine making; mostly potassium hydrogen tartrate - a source of cream of tartar.
  2. A hard yellow deposit on the teeth.
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Etymology 2Edit

From figurative use of Tartar

  1. (dated) A fearsome or angrily violent person.

FinnishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tartar (not comparable)

  1. tartare
    • tartar-pihvi = steak tartare

DeclensionEdit

Not declined.

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Old IrishEdit

VerbEdit

·tartar

  1. passive singular present subjunctive perfective prototonic of do·beir
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