-ar

-ar

1
variant of the adjective-forming suffix -al1, joined to words in which an l precedes the suffix: circular; lunar; singular .

Origin:
< Latin -āris; replacing Middle English -er < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin -āris

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-ar

2
variant of -er2, often under the influence of a spelling with -ar- in a cognate Latin noun: burglar; cellar; collar; mortar; poplar; scholar; vicar; vinegar.

-ar

3
variant of -er1. on the model of -ar2, used in the formation of nouns of agency: liar; beggar .
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-ar
 
suffix forming adjectives
of; belonging to; like: linear; polar; minuscular
 
[via Old French -er from Latin -āris, replacing -ālis (-al1) after stems ending in l]

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