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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PrepositionEdit

naar

  1. to, towards in time, space, consequence, purpose etc.
  2. according to, in accordance with (slightly old-fashioned)
    het evangelie naar Judas — the gospel of Judas
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit

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
InflectionEdit
Inflection of naar
uninflected naar
inflected nare
comparative naarder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial naar naarder het naarst
het naarste
indefinite m./f. sing. nare naardere naarste
n. sing. naar naarder naarste
plural nare naardere naarste
definite nare naardere naarste
partitive naars naarders
Derived termsEdit