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thar

[tahr]
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tahr

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[tahr]
noun
  1. any of several Old World wild goats of the genus Hemitragus, as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), introduced into New Zealand, having a long mane and short, stout, recurving horns: most are endangered or threatened in their native regions.
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Origin of tahr

First recorded in 1832, tahr is from the Nepali word thār
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Examples from the Web for thar

Historical Examples

  • Wall, when I went out the next mornin', I tell you thar wuz a sight.

    Uncles Josh's Punkin Centre Stories

    Cal Stewart

  • Thar's a spring round the turn in the cave thar—they's a go'd in it.

  • Thar's mebby a dozen of us playin', but not a word is spoke.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • After which, thar ain't no se'f respectin' camp that'll stand for my game.'

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Thar's nothin' to it; prick her finger, an' you pierce his heart.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for thar

thar

noun
  1. a rare goatlike antelope (Capricornis thar) of mountainous regions of S AsiaAlso called: Himalayan serow
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Word Origin

from Nepali thār

tahr

noun
  1. any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns
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Word Origin

C19: variation of Nepali thār
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