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adjectiveEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
In attributive use. That is the nearer of two things or people; (also, in Old English) †later in time (obsolete). In Old English also as noun In later use: left-hand; chiefly in "nar horse", "nar leg", "nar side".
adverbEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
Old English; earliest use found in Orosius' History. Comparative of nigh. In later use (in Middle English) partly also from early Scandinavian; see further note below<br>Middle English; earliest use found in The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester. From early Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic naer, adverb, ‘nearer, near’, Old Icelandic naerr, adverb, ‘nearer’, representing a double comparative formation from the Scandinavian base of Old Icelandic naer + the Scandinavian base of Old Icelandic -r, and Old Icelandic naerri, adverb, ‘nearer, near’, probably originally an adjectival formation). Old Icelandic naer, naerri were used in both comparative and positive sense; in modern Icelandic naer (the reflex of both naer and naerr) is used only in comparative sense (except in compounds), and naerri only in positive sense.
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