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English

Abbreviation.

Aromanian

From Latin pāreō. Compare Daco-Romanian părea, par.

Chavacano

From Spanish par (pair).

Danish

From late Old Norse par, from Middle Low German par, from Latin pār.

Faroese

From late Old Norse par, from Middle Low German par, from Latin pār.

French

From Middle French par, from Old French par, from Latin per, from Proto-Indo-European *peri.

Friulian

From Latin per.

Icelandic

From Middle Low German par, from Latin pār (equal).

Indo-Portuguese

From Portuguese para, from Old Portuguese pera, from Latin per (through) + ad (to).

Istriot

From Latin per.

Kurdish

From *p- + *ar-, cognate with Avestan 𐬫𐬁𐬭𐬆- (yārə-, year), English year, all from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁r- (year).

Latin

Unclear. A traditional reconstruction is Proto-Indo-European *perH- (exchange), comparing Ancient Greek πέρνημι (pérnēmi) etc. and Lithuanian pirkti; but this accounts badly for the /a(ː)/. Others refrain from assigning an Indo-European root.

Middle French

From Old French par.

Norwegian Nynorsk

From Old Norse par, from Middle Low German par, from Latin paria (equals), neuter plural of pār. Akin to English pair.

Old French

From Latin per.

Portuguese

From Old Portuguese par, from Latin pār (equal, like), from Proto-Indo-European *per (exchange).

Romanian

From Latin pālus (stake), from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-.

Serbo-Croatian

From German Paar, from Latin par (equal, like).

Spanish

From Latin pār (equal, like), from Proto-Indo-European *per (exchange).

Venetian

From Latin pār. Compare Italian paio.

West Frisian