var

var

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Translingual

Symbol

var

  1. (physics, electrics) Alternative form of VAR

English

Noun

var (plural vars)

  1. (programming) Abbreviation of variable.
  2. (statistics) Abbreviation of variance.
  3. (physics) A unit of electrical power, in an AC circuit, equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere.

Derived terms

  • varmeter

Anagrams

  • ARV, rav

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *werja, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wer- (to bind, hang) (compare Ancient Greek ἀείρω (aeírō, to heave, hoist up), Lithuanian vérti (to weigh)).

Verb

var (first-person singular past tense vara, participle varur)

  1. I hang
  2. I depend on
  3. I bring down

Derived terms

  • varg
  • varesë

Related terms

  • vjerr, zverk

References


Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bār. Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰉𐰺(bar).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɑr/

Predicative

var

  1. Existential copula: there is, there are, there exists, there exist
  2. Expressing possession: to have

Synonyms

  • var olmaq

Antonyms

  • yox (there is no; to not have)
  • yox olmaq

Derived terms

  • varlıq (existence; being)

References


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin vārus.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈvar/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈbar/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈvaɾ/

Adjective

var (feminine vara, masculine plural vars, feminine plural vares)

  1. varous

Related terms

  • vara

Further reading

  • “var” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Etymology

From Old Czech var, from Proto-Slavic *varъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈvar]
  • Hyphenation: var
  • Rhymes: -ar

Noun

var m inan

  1. boiling

Declension

Derived terms

  • bod varu

Related terms

  • vařit
  • vřít
  • varný

Further reading

  • var in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • var in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse varr, from Proto-Germanic *waraz, cognate with English aware.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋɑˀ]

Adjective

var

  1. only in the expression: blive var: become aware

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋɑ]

Verb

var

  1. past tense of være

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋɑːˀ]

Verb

var

  1. imperative of vare

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch *var, from Old Dutch *far, *fare, from Frankish and Proto-West Germanic *farh, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *farhaz. Related to varken (pig), an old diminutive of var. Related to English farrow.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɑr/

Noun

var m (plural varren, diminutive varretje n)

  1. male pig; boar

Synonyms

  • (male pig): beer

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɛaːɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛaːɹ
  • Homophones: varð, vær

Verb

var

  1. first/third-person indicative past of at vera

Usage notes

  • eg var ógvuliga bangin - I was terribly afraid
  • hann var ein góður maður - he was a good man
  • hon var borin í heim í 1913 - she was born 1913
  • tað var stuttligt - it was funny
  • var tað ikki hon? - wasn't it her?

Conjugation


Hungarian

Etymology

Of uncertain origin, perhaps related to the verb varr (to sew).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɒr]
  • Rhymes: -ɒr

Noun

var (plural varok or varak)

  1. scab (an incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing)

Declension

or less commonly:

Derived terms

See also

Further reading

  • var in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vaːr/
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Etymology 1

From Old Norse varr, from Proto-Germanic *waraz.

Adjective

var (comparative varari, superlative varastur)

  1. cautious, aware
Declension
Derived terms
  • varlega
  • varlegur
  • gera vart við sig ("to make oneself known; to show oneself")
  • vera var um sig ("to be on one's guard")
  • verða var við ("to be aware of")

Etymology 2

Noun

var n (genitive singular vars, nominative plural vör)

  1. lee, shelter
Declension
Synonyms
  • (shelter): skjól

Etymology 3

Inflected form of vera (to be).

Verb

var

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative of vera

Latvian

Verb

var

  1. 3rd person singular present indicative form of varēt
  2. 3rd person plural present indicative form of varēt
  3. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of varēt
  4. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of varēt

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑːɾ/

Verb

var

  1. simple past of være
  2. imperative of vare

Derived terms

  • (of adjective, yet to be added) varsom
  • (of noun) putevar

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse var, from Proto-Germanic *was. Ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *h₂wes-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑː(r)/ (examples of pronunciation)

Verb

var

  1. past tense of vera (to be)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse varr, from Proto-Germanic *waraz. Akin to English wary.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑːr/ (example of pronunciation)

Adjective

var (masculine and feminine var, neuter vart, definite singular and plural vare, comparative varare, indefinite superlative varast, definite superlative varaste)

  1. wary, careful
  2. nervous, timid
  3. sensitive
    Eg er var for høge lydar.
    I am sensitive to loud noises.
Derived terms
  • føre var

Etymology 3

From Old Norse ver from verja. Doublet of vær.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑːr/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

var n (definite singular varet, indefinite plural var, definite plural vara)

  1. a sheath or covering
Derived terms
  • putevar

Etymology 4

Of uncertain origin, but may be related to verk.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑːr/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

var n (definite singular varet, indefinite plural var, definite plural vara)

  1. (dried) slime, puss, pain

Etymology 5

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑːr/ (example of pronunciation)

Verb

var

  1. present of va
  2. imperative of vara and vare

References

  • “var” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • arv, rav

Old Norse

Etymology

From earlier vas, from Proto-Norse ᚹᚨᛊ (was) from Proto-Germanic *was, first- and third-person past singular indicative of *wesaną.

Verb

var

  1. first/third-person singular indicative past of vera

Descendants

  • Icelandic: var
  • Faroese: var
  • Norwegian:
    • Norwegian Bokmål: var
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: var
  • Westrobothnian: var
  • Old Swedish: var
    • Swedish: var
  • Danish: var

References

  • var in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavic language, Common Slavic *varъ.

Noun

var n (plural varuri)

  1. lime (calcium oxide, quicklime)

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *varъ, from Proto-Indo-European *wōrh₁os.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋâːr/

Noun

vȃr m or f (Cyrillic spelling ва̑р)

  1. (uncountable) heat

Declension

References

  • “var” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • hvar (obsolete since 1906)
  • hwar (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɑːɾ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hvar, from Proto-Germanic *hwar.

Adverb

var (not comparable)

  1. where; at which place
    Var är mina nycklar?
    Where are my keys?
    Var var jag?
    Where was I?
Related terms
  • vart
  • varifrån

Conjunction

var

  1. where; the situation in which

Etymology 2

From Old Norse hverr (paradigm merged with a descendant of *hwaz and a descendant of Proto-Germanic *hwarjaz (who (of many)). A cognate to Icelandic hver.

Determiner

var (neuter vart)

  1. (dated) every
    • c. 1847, Carl August Hagberg, translation of Shakespeare's As You Like It (c. 1599), act 3, scene 2
    Synonym: varje
  2. each; per person/thing involved
Derived terms
  • vardag (weekday)
  • var och en (one and all)
  • varsågod

Etymology 3

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

var n or c

  1. (uncountable) pus; a mixture of dead bacteria and white blood cells, occurring in areas of infections n
  2. pillowcase n
  3. various species of flatfish of the family Scophthalmidae, such as megrim, whiff, butt, turbot c
Declension
Related terms
  • bergsvar
  • glasvar
  • havsvar
  • kuddvar
  • piggvar
  • slätvar
  • varböld

Etymology 4

Etymology

From Old Norse var, from earlier vas, from Proto-Norse ᚹᚨᛋ (was), from Proto-Germanic *was

Verb

var

  1. past tense of vara.: was, were
  2. imperative of vara.

Anagrams

  • arv

Tat

Etymology

From Middle Persian w’t (wād, wind), from Proto-Iranian *HwáHatah, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *HwáHatas, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts (wind).

Noun

var

  1. wind

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɑɾ/

Etymology 1

From Ottoman Turkish وار‎, from Proto-Turkic *bār. Compare Old Turkic 𐰉𐰺(bar).

Adjective

var (not comparable)

  1. there is, there are (not a verb)
    (Time)
  2. it exists
  3. Expressing possession, equivalent of have.
Usage notes

As an adjective, var is only used predicatively.

Antonyms
  • yok (there isn't, not have)

Etymology 2

Verb

var

  1. second-person singular imperative of varmak

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vaːr/, /væːr/
    Rhymes: -áːr

Etymology 1

From Old Norse varr, from Proto-Germanic *waraz.

Adjective

var

  1. cautious, aware
    bätter fyri var än ätter snar
    better safe than sorry

Etymology 2

Noun

var m

  1. cover, refuge
    häran tag varn å mänisja
    the hare takes refuge from people

Etymology 3

From Old Norse vǫrr, from Proto-Germanic *warzuz.

Noun

var m

  1. a line in the water made by the movement of a swimming bird or fish
  2. (figuratively, of people)
    hä garn var bodhta om
    There is a fuss around him
Derived terms
  • varäs (streaks appear in the water)

Etymology 4

Inflected form of vera (to be).

Verb

var

  1. singular past indicative of vera

Yola

Etymology

From Middle English fer, from Old English feorr.

Adjective

var

  1. far

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

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