perhaps from Latin simulāre "to pretend, assume the appearance of" + -ar, variant of -er entry 2 (as in beggar entry 1, liar, scholar) — more at simulate
The origin of -ar in this word and the adjective simular entry 2 is uncertain. The adjective similar, sometimes spelled simular in early Modern English, may have exerted some influence.
perhaps from Latin simulāre "to pretend, assume the appearance of" + -ar — more at simulate
See note at simular entry 1.
1526, in the meaning defined above
circa 1610, in the meaning defined above
“Simular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simular. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.
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