verbrare, archaic, non standard
1To come or be near to (someone or something); to approach, to near.
2To draw near, to approach.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Stanyhurst (1547–1618), literary scholar and translator. From a- + near.
prepositionarchaic, dialect, non standard
Near, close to.
adverbarchaic, dialect, non standard
In, or so as to be in, close proximity; near. Frequently opposed to afar (now often humorously).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. From a- + near, perhaps partly after afar, anew, etc.