See also: Laar, láar, and lår


Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch laer, from Old Dutch *lāri, from Proto-West Germanic *lāʀi, from Proto-Germanic *lēziz, *lēzijaz. Cognate with German leer, obsolete English lere.


laar (comparative laarder, superlative laarst)

  1. (obsolete) empty
Inflection of laar
uninflected laar
inflected lare
comparative laarder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial laar laarder het laarst
het laarste
indefinite m./f. sing. lare laardere laarste
n. sing. laar laarder laarste
plural lare laardere laarste
definite lare laardere laarste
partitive laars laarders

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch laer, from Old Dutch lār, hlār (only in place names), from Proto-Germanic *hlēraz or *hlēzaz, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kelh₁- and related to Latin clarus (bright, clear).[1] The etymology is unclear, and the word is rare in the languages where it is found, in any case.

Cognate with Old Saxon hlār, Old High German hlār, both only on place names. Also see hypotheses in Ancient Belgian language.


laar n (plural laren, diminutive laartje n)

  1. (obsolete) open space in a forest
Derived termsEdit


  1. ^ Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, Amsterdam



Cognate with Finnish laari, Russian ларь (larʹ), of unknown origin. Doublet of lar.


laar f

  1. Box.