See also: Klar, klár, and klär

English edit

Noun edit

klar (plural klar)

  1. In Karen animism, one of the thirty-seven spirits that are said to embody every individual.

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Low German klār, from Latin clārus (clear).

Adjective edit

klar

  1. clear
  2. bright
  3. plain
  4. distinct
  5. lucid
  6. conscious
Inflection edit
Inflection of klar
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular klar klarere klarest2
Indefinite neuter singular klart klarere klarest2
Plural klare klarere klarest2
Definite attributive1 klare klarere klareste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
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klar (uninflected)

  1. ready
  2. willing

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

klar

  1. imperative of klare

German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German klār, clār, formally from Middle Low German klār or Middle Dutch claer and reinforced by Old French cler, both from Latin clārus (bright).[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [kläː(ɐ̯)] [kl̥äː(ʁ)]
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  • IPA(key): [kɫɑː], [kɫ̥ɑː], [kʟ̥ɑː] (Austrian German)
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  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯, -aː

Adjective edit

klar (strong nominative masculine singular klarer, comparative klarer, superlative am klarsten)

  1. clear; transparent; bright
  2. clear; unambiguous; understood
    War meine Frage nicht klar genug?
    Was my question not clear enough?
    Synonym: eindeutig

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Adverb edit

klar

  1. (colloquial) obviously, surely
    Synonyms: gewiss, sicher, freilich, selbstverständlich

Interjection edit

klar!

  1. okay!; sure!; all right!
  2. (sarcastically) yeah, right! (sarcastic expression of disbelief)

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References edit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1989), “klar”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the German Language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Low German klār and Old Norse klárr, from Latin clārus (clear).

Adjective edit

klar (neuter singular klart, definite singular and plural klare, comparative klarere, indefinite superlative klarest, definite superlative klareste)

  1. clear
  2. bright
  3. plain
  4. distinct
  5. lucid
  6. conscious
  7. ready (not comparable)
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Etymology 2 edit

See klare (to handle, to manage).

Verb edit

klar

  1. imperative of klare

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse klárr, from Middle Low German klār, from Latin clārus (clear).

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Adjective edit

klar (neuter singular klart, definite singular and plural klare, comparative klarare, indefinite superlative klarast, definite superlative klaraste)

  1. clear
  2. bright
  3. plain
  4. distinct
  5. lucid
  6. conscious
  7. ready (not comparable)
  8. (dialectal, Trøndelag) exhausted, tired
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Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

klar

  1. imperative of klare

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Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Low German klar, from Latin clarus (bright, clear).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

klar (comparative klarare, superlative klarast)

  1. ready, finished, done
    Middagen är klar!
    Dinner's ready!
  2. ready
    Synonym: redo
    Vi är klara att börja
    We are ready to begin
  3. clear; without clouds
  4. clear; free of ambiguity; easy to understand
  5. completely transparent
    Klar som kristall.
    Clear as crystal.

Declension edit

Inflection of klar
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular klar klarare klarast
Neuter singular klart klarare klarast
Plural klara klarare klarast
Masculine plural3 klare klarare klarast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 klare klarare klaraste
All klara klarare klaraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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