Based on the definitions, yare1 seems like a subset of nimble, that is to say, anytime you could use yare1, you could use nimble1 instead, but nimble2 and nimble3 are clearly (I think) distinct from yare1. So when would you ever use yare1 specifically over nimble1?
Also, I think what is adding to my confusion is that the "archaic" yare3 definition includes nimble as a synonym.
I am of course not conidering yare2 (or really even yare3) in the context of this question, just yare1.
- quick; agile; lively.
- (of a ship) quick to the helm; easily handled or maneuvered.
- quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid:
- quick to understand, think, devise, etc.:
a nimble mind.
- cleverly contrived:
a story with a nimble plot.
also want to include where I came across the weird word in the first place: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=yare