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.
- Yar i kamap.
The Pleiades have risen.
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)