adjective Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of ary
Origin of -ary
Examples from the Web for ary
The name was first reported Friday by ARY, a private Pakistani TV channel.Osama bin Laden Dead: Latest Updates, Photos, Video|The Daily Beast|May 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Jest like a hornet's nest: shake a stick at ary one o' the group, an' they all come buzzin' round te'ble miffy in less 'n no time.
Folks allus 'lowed Rufe Kenyon wa'n't afeard o' ary two-legged critter livin', an' they war right.Frank Merriwell Down South|Burt L. Standish
Ary Prins, under the pseudonym of Coopland, has written some very good studies of life.Footsteps of Fate|Louis Couperus
Feud′ary, Feud′atory, holding lands or power by a feudal tenure—also ns.
Ary Scheffer, whose father was court painter at Amsterdam, was born at Dordrecht.
- a person connected with or engaged inmissionary
- a thing relating to; a place forcommentary; aviary
Word Origin for -ary
adjective and noun suffix, in most cases from Latin -arius, -aria, -arium "connected with, pertaining to; the man engaged in," from PIE relational adjective suffix *-yo- "of or belonging to." It appears in words borrowed from Latin in Middle English. In later borrowings from Latin to French, it became -aire and passed into Middle English as -arie, subsequently -ary.