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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Etymology 1

From Latin -aris (of, pertaining to)

Suffix

-ar

  1. Of, near, or pertaining to; adjective suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
    line, linear
    alveolus, alveolar
    column, columnar

Usage notes

If the root word ends in r, the variant -al is often used instead. Sometimes both forms are used: linear, lineal.

Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Latin -arius or French -aire

Suffix

-ar

  1. Forming nouns such as vicar, exemplar, bursar, etc.

Etymology 3

Alteration of -er or -or

Suffix

-ar

  1. Forming nouns such as beggar, liar, pedlar, etc.

Bosnian

Suffix

-ar

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, person who does something or an animal.

See also


Catalan

Etymology 1

From Latin -aris (of, pertaining to)

Suffix

-ar

  1. -ar; used to form adjectives of one form indicating that the noun that is modified by the adjective is pertaining to the root word used to form the adjective.
  2. Used to form nouns indicating where a given crop is grown.
  3. Used to form nouns indicating where something is usually found.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Suffix

-ar

  1. Used to form first conjugation verbs indicating an action related to the root word.
Derived terms

Croatian

Suffix

-ar

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, person who does something or an animal.

See also


Esperanto

Suffix

-ar

  1. Denotes a collection. See -aro.

Ido

Suffix

-ar

  1. This ending denotes the present infinitive form of a verb.

Old Norse

Suffix

-ar

  1. possessive

Serbian

Suffix

-ar (Cyrillic spelling -ар)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession, person who does something or an animal.

See also


Spanish

Etymology

Latin -aris.

Suffix

-ar

  1. Forming adjectives meaning membership or status
  2. Forming nouns indicating a place or growth or abundance
    sandía (watermelon) - sandiar (watermelon patch)
    haba (bean) - habar (bean patch)

Synonyms

  • (indicating a place):
  • -al

Swedish

Suffix

-ar

  1. Suffix for the indefinite plural form of nouns of the second declension.
  2. Suffix for the present tense, active voice, indicative mood for the absolute majority of Swedish verbs.

Usage notes

For verbs, it is more customary to identify the -a of this 'suffix' as belonging to the stem of the verb, and thus only consider -r to be the suffix. However, the verbs which in present tense ends in the letters -ar are commonly called -ar-verbs, as to differentiate them from -er-verbs and verbs which doesn't end in -a in infinitive.








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