yar

1. the constellation Pleiades whose appearance on the horizon at dusk begins the traditional year in many societies

  • Yar i makim taim bilong planim yam.
    The constellation Pleiades marks the time for planting yams.

2. a species of casuarina used in the highlands as a fallow tree

  • Ol Hailans i yusim yar long wokim banis.
    Highlanders use the timber from casuarina trees to build a fence.

3. year (also yia)