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-ar 1

Syllabification: -ar

suffix

1(Forming adjectives) of the kind specified; relating to: lunar molecular
2Forming nouns such as scholar.

Origin

From Old French -aire, -ier, or from Latin -aris.

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-ar 2 Syllabification: -ar

suffix

Forming nouns such as pillar.

Origin

From French -er or representing Latin -ar, -are (neuter of -aris).

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-ar 3 Syllabification: -ar

suffix

Forming nouns such as bursar, vicar.

Origin

From Old French -aire, -ier, or from Latin -arius, -arium.

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-ar 4 Syllabification: -ar

suffix

Alteration of -er1, -or1 (as in beggar, liar).

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