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See also: RAR, rár, râr, rår, and rär

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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rārus (seldom). Compare Daco-Romanian rar.

AdjectiveEdit

rar

  1. sparse, thin
  2. scarce, few
  3. rare, unusual, uncommon

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan rar, from Latin rārus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rar (feminine rara, masculine plural rars, feminine plural rares)

  1. rare (very uncommon; scarce)
    Antonym: comú
  2. strange, odd
    Synonyms: estrany, anormal
    Antonym: normal
  3. rare (of a gas: thin)

Derived termsEdit

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Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German rar (rare, valuable), ultimately borrowed from Latin rārus (loose, sparse, rare).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rar

  1. pleasant
  2. kind
  3. nice

InflectionEdit

Inflection of rar
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular rar rarere rarest2
Neuter singular rart rarere rarest2
Plural rare rarere rarest2
Definite attributive1 rare rarere rareste
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.

SynonymsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rarus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁaːʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯

AdjectiveEdit

rar (comparative rarer, superlative am rarsten)

  1. rare (very uncommon)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • rar in Duden online

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately borrowed from Latin rārus (seldom; rare).

AdjectiveEdit

rar (neuter singular rart, definite singular and plural rare, comparative rarere, indefinite superlative rarest, definite superlative rareste)

  1. strange

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately borrowed from Latin rārus (seldom; rare).

AdjectiveEdit

rar (neuter singular rart, definite singular and plural rare, comparative rarare, indefinite superlative rarast, definite superlative raraste)

  1. strange

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rārus (seldom).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rar m or n (feminine singular rară, masculine plural rari, feminine and neuter plural rare)

  1. sparse, thin
  2. scarce, few
  3. rare, unusual, uncommon

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

rar

  1. sparsely, thinly
  2. seldom, rarely, infrequently
  3. (of speaking) slowly
    Vă rog să vorbiți mai rar.
    Please speak more slowly.

Usage notesEdit

For the temporal senses, the literal definition found in the Romanian dictionary DEX indicates a meaning like "at longer intervals of time than usual", which explains the usage related to speech.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German rar, ultimately borrowed from Latin rarus.

AdjectiveEdit

rar (comparative rarare, superlative rarast)

  1. cute; sweet
  2. (archaic) rare

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of rar
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular rar rarare rarast
Neuter singular rart rarare rarast
Plural rara rarare rarast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 rare rarare raraste
All rara rarare raraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

ZazakiEdit

NounEdit

rar (c)

  1. different
  2. way