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Of, relating to, or resembling: polar.
[Middle English, from Old French -er, from Latin -āris, variant of -ālis, -al.]
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]
var. of ad- before r: arrear.
var. of -al1, joined to words in which an l precedes the suffix: circular; lunar; singular.
[< Latin -āris; replacing Middle English -er < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin -āris]
var. of -er2, often under the influence of a spelling with -ar- in a cognate Latin noun: cellar; collar; poplar; scholar; vicar.
2. army regulation.
2. arrive; arrives.