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Webster 1913 Edition


Afar

A-far′

,
adv.
[Pref.
a-
(for
on
or
of
) +
far
.]
At, to, or from a great distance; far away; – often used with from preceding, or off following;
as, he was seen from
afar
; I saw him
afar
off.
The steep where Fame’s proud temple shines
afar
.
Beattie.

Webster 1828 Edition


Afar

AF'AR

,
adv.
[a and far. See Far.]
1.
At a distance in place; to or from a distance; used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.
2.
In scripture, figuratively, estranged in affection; alienated.
My kinsmen stand afar off. Ps. 38.
3.
Absent; not assisting.
Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? Ps. 10
4.
Not of the visible church. Eph. 2.

Definition 2022


Afar

Afar

See also: afar, àfar, and afâr

English

Proper noun

Afar

  1. A Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
  2. The people speaking this language and residing in these regions.
  3. A region in Ethiopia.

Derived terms

  • Afar Depression

Translations

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Afar n

  1. Afar (language)

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French

Proper noun

Afar

  1. A member of the Afar people.
    Territoire français des Afars et des Issas.

afar

afar

See also: Afar, àfar, and afâr

English

Adverb

afar (comparative more afar, superlative most afar)

  1. At, to, or from a great distance; far away.
    He was seen from afar.

Usage notes

  • Often used with from preceding, or formerly with off following.

Quotations

  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:afar.

Translations

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Chuukese

Noun

afar

  1. shoulder (of humans and animals)

Finnish

Noun

afar

  1. Afar (language).
  2. An Afar (person).

Declension

Inflection of afar (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative afar afarit
genitive afarin afarien
afareiden
afareitten
partitive afaria afareita
afareja
illative afariin afareihin
singular plural
nominative afar afarit
accusative nom. afar afarit
gen. afarin
genitive afarin afarien
afareiden
afareitten
partitive afaria afareita
afareja
inessive afarissa afareissa
elative afarista afareista
illative afariin afareihin
adessive afarilla afareilla
ablative afarilta afareilta
allative afarille afareille
essive afarina afareina
translative afariksi afareiksi
instructive afarein
abessive afaritta afareitta
comitative afareineen

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.faʁ/

Noun

afar m (uncountable)

  1. Afar (language)
    L'afar est parlé par 1,5 millions de locuteurs.

Adjective

afar m (feminine singular afare, masculine plural afars, feminine plural afares)

  1. Related to the Afar people.
    Les nomades afars.
    Les tribus afares.

Gothic

Romanization

afar

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐍆𐌰𐍂

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːvar/
  • Rhymes: -aːvar

Adverb

afar (not comparable)

  1. very, immensely, ever so, highly, most
    Ég yrði þér afar þakklátur ef þú gerðir þetta fyrir mig.
    I would be most grateful to you if you did this for me.

Noun

afar

  1. indefinite nominative plural of afi

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Italian

Noun

afar m (invariable)

  1. Afar (language)

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Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

afar m (definite singular afaren, indefinite plural afarer, definite plural afarene)

  1. Afar (language)
    Afar er et kusjittisk språk som snakkes i Afar i Etiopia. (Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia)
    Afar is a Cushitic language spoken in Afar in Ethiopia.
  2. Afar (ethnic group)
  3. Afar (region)

Usage notes

This is word is only inflected when used in its second sense.

References

  • afar” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

afar m (definite singular afaren, indefinite plural afarar, definite plural afarane)

  1. Afar (language)
  2. Afar (ethnic group)
  3. Afar (region)

Usage notes

This is word is only inflected when used in its second sense.


Portuguese

Noun

afar m (plural afar)

  1. (uncountable) Afar (language)
  2. one of the Afar, a people of eastern Africa

Somali

Somali cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : afar
    Ordinal : afaraad

Numeral

afar

  1. four

Spanish

Noun

afar m (uncountable)

  1. Afar (language)

Swedish

Noun

afar ?

  1. the Afar language

Synonyms