See also: når



  • Rhymes: -aːr
  • IPA(key): /naːr/
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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



  1. to, towards in time, space, consequence, purpose etc.
  2. (dated) according to, in accordance with
    naar het Evangelie van Judas
    according to the gospel of Judas
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  • Papiamentu: na

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.


naar (comparative naarder, superlative naarst)

  1. nasty, scary
  2. unpleasant, sickening
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
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