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rar

rar

See also: RAR, rár, râr, and rår

Aromanian

Alternative forms

Adjective

rar

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

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin rārus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rar/, /raɾ/
  • Rhymes: -aɾ

Adjective

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

  1. rare

Derived terms


Danish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /raːr/, [ʁɑːˀ]

Adjective

rar

  1. pleasant
  2. kind
  3. nice

Inflection

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.

Synonyms


German

Pronunciation

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

Adjective

rar (comparative rarer, superlative am rarsten)

  1. rare (very uncommon)

Declension


Lojban

Rafsi

rar

  1. rafsi of rarna.

Norwegian

Etymology

From Latin rārus (seldom; rare).

Adjective

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

  1. strange

Synonyms


Romanian

Etymology

From Latin rārus (seldom).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [rar]

Adjective

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

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

Declension

Adverb

rar

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

Derived terms

Usage notes

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.

References


Swedish

Adjective

rar (comparative rarare, superlative rarast)

  1. cute; sweet
  2. (archaic) rare

Declension

Inflection of rar
Indefinite/attributive 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 an attributive role.