Origin of areOld English (Northumbrian) aron from base found also in am and art
An example of usage of the word "are" is to change the following phrase to present tense: “We will be warm.”
Origin of areFrench from Classical Latin area: see area
Origin of areMiddle English aren from Old English aron, earon ; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin of areFrench from Latin ārea open space ; see area .
From Middle English aren, from Old English earun, earon (“are”), reinforced by Old Norse plural forms in er- (displacing alternative Old English sind and bēoþ), from Proto-Germanic *arun (“(they) are", originally, "(they) became”), from the third person plural preterite indicative form of *iraną (“to rise, be quick, become active”), from Proto-Indo-European *er-, *or(w)- (“to rise, lift, move”). Cognate with Old Norse erun (“(they) are”), Old English eart (“(thou) art”). More at art.
- Are is now rarely used except in its derivative hectare.
From French are.
- plural form of area
- Why are you disappointed in me?
- "Where are you?" he asked.
- The kids are in the next room.
- Are we getting close?
- These are my other two daughters, Dulce and Alondra.