Now this may not actually be the origin of the naming of this river on the Norfolk Broads, however, when you consider the nature of the river itself, it is an extremely unlikely coincidence.
(Nautical Terms) (of a vessel) answering swiftly to the helm; easily handled
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I was researching some Norfolk Broads history and I stumbled across the nautical term, 'Yare'. Realising an immediate connection with the River Yare I read on further to discover this interesting meaning of this word.