- the nostrils or the nasal passages.
Origin of nares
1685–95; < Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose
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Examples from the Web for nares
Come to think of it, that would make Nares our modern Uccello, about which I can hardly complain.New York on Quaaludes
April 23, 2013
For examples of the later use of the word, see Nares by Halliwell and Wright, art.
Consult the new edition of Nares' Glossary, voce Walsingham.
He is not going like Nares to face the perils of the far North.
Nares, in his Glossary, says that crants is a German word, and probably Icelandic.Hamlet
Under this persuasion Drayton put script of mart as equivalent (Nares).The Battaile of Agincourt
- anatomy the nostrils
C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose
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Word Origin and History for nares
"nostrils," 1690s, from Latin nares, plural of naris "nostril," from PIE root *nas- (see nose (n.)).
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