See also: þar, y ar, yar-, and yär-

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ȝaren, ȝurren, ȝeorren, from Old English ġeorran, ġirran, gyrran(to sound, chatter, grunt, creak, grate), from Proto-Germanic *gerraną(to creak), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer-(to make a noise, rattle, gurgle, grumble). Cognate with Scots yarr, yirr(to snarl, growl, quarrel, cause trouble), Middle High German girren(to roar, cry, rattle, chatter).

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VerbEdit

yar (third-person singular simple present yars, present participle yarring, simple past and past participle yarred)

  1. (intransitive) To snarl; to gnar.
  2. (intransitive, chiefly Scotland) To growl, especially like a dog; quarrel; to be captious or troublesome.

Etymology 2Edit

Origin uncertain.

AdjectiveEdit

yar (comparative more yar, superlative most yar)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Sour; brackish.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English gearu(ready), from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

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AdjectiveEdit

yar (comparative yarer, superlative yarest)

  1. (nautical, of a vessel, especially sailboat) Quick and agile; easy to hand, reef and steer.
    1939 My, she was yar...It means, uh...easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right. Everything a boat should be, until she develops dry rot. - The Philadelphia Story written by Philip Barry
    • 1958, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
      ...to make a ship best weighed, or yarest in her going.
    1993 Arr, here be a fine vessel: the yarest river-going boat there be. - Captain McAllister The Simpsons ep. 1F06
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BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *jaro- (compare Welsh iâr).

NounEdit

yar f (plural yer)

  1. hen

CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *jaro- (compare Welsh iâr).

NounEdit

yar f (plural yer)

  1. chicken, hen

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SomaliEdit

AdjectiveEdit

yar

  1. small

TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ottoman Turkish يار(yar, precipice), from Proto-Turkic *jạ̄r(precipice, steep bank).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yar (definite accusative yarı, plural yarlar)

  1. cliff, scarp, precipice

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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

yar

  1. imperative of yarmak

Etymology 3Edit

From Ottoman Turkish يار(yār, friend, a beloved friend, one's lover), from Persian یار(yâr).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yar (definite accusative yari, plural yarlar)

  1. beloved; lover
  2. friend

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit
  • Can often be spelt with short vowel, however long vowel will surface when the word is followed by a vowel; as in the accusative, genitive and dative cases. In these cases the word also takes front vowels although a back vowel is expected as observed in the locative and ablative cases because they start with consonants. Therefore the declension table cannot be fully trusted.