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Thar

Thar

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
A goatlike animal (
Capra Jemlaica
) native of the Himalayas. It has small, flattened horns, curved directly backward. The hair of the neck, shoulders, and chest of the male is very long, reaching to the knees. Called also
serow
, and
imo
.
[Written also
thaar
, and
tahr
.]

Thar

,
Verb.
impersonal, p
res.
[OE.
thar
,
þarf
, AS.
þearf
, infin.
þurfan
to need; akin to OHG.
durfan
, G.
dürfen
to be allowed, Icel.
þurfa
to need, Goth.
þaúrban
.]
It needs; need.
[Obs.]
Piers Plowman.
What
thar
thee reck or care?
Chaucer.

Definition 2021


Thar

Thar

See also: thar and þar

English

Proper noun

Thar

  1. A desert in India and Pakistan

Anagrams

thar

thar

See also: Thar

English

Adverb

thar (not comparable)

  1. Nonstandard form of there.
    • 1849, Dr. M.F. Stephenson, assayor at the Mint at Lumpkin Court House, Dahlonega, Georgia[1]:
      Thar's gold in them thar hills.

Noun

thar (plural thars)

  1. Alternative spelling of tahr

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

From ther (to cut, slay), with a similar sense development in other IE languages[2].

Verb

thar (first-person singular past tense thara, participle tharë)

  1. to add ferment (to the milk)
Related terms

References

  1. A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.472

Irish

Etymology 1

From Old Irish tar, dar (across, beyond), from Proto-Celtic *ter, from Proto-Indo-European *tr. Cognate with Welsh tra; Latin trans, English through, Dutch door. Compare Scottish Gaelic thar.

Preposition

thar (plus dative, triggers no mutation in general references but lenition in qualified or particularized references)

  1. over
    1. over, across; over, above
      thar an abhainn ― across the river
  2. by, past; through
    thar an doras ― through the door
  3. beyond
    thar m’eolas ― beyond my knowledge
  4. more than
Inflection
Derived terms
  • thar barr (tip-top)
  • thar bord (overboard)
  • thar fulaingt (beyond endurance)
  • thar sáile (overseas)

Etymology 2

Verb

thar

  1. Lenited form of tar.

References

  • "thar" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 tar, dar” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *þar.

Adverb

thar

  1. there

Descendants


Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *þar.

Adverb

thar

  1. there

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish tar, dar (across, beyond), from Proto-Celtic *ter, from Proto-Indo-European *tr. Cognate with Welsh tra; Latin trans, English through, Dutch door. Compare Irish thar.

Preposition

thar

  1. over, across
    Sheòl sinn thar na mara. ― We sailed across the sea.
  2. beyond
    Tha sin thar mo chomais. ― That is beyond my ability.

Usage notes

  • The genitive case is used after this preposition.

Derived terms

  • The following prepositional pronouns:
Combining

pronoun

Prepositional

pronoun

Prepositional

pronoun (emphatic)

mi tharam tharamsa
tu tharad tharadsa
e thairis thairis-san
i thairte thairtese
sinn tharainn tharainne
sibh tharaibh tharaibhse
iad tharta thartasan

References

  • 1 tar, dar” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.