castor

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French castor (beaver), from Latin castor (beaver).

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Noun[edit]

castor (plural castors)

  1. A pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture to allow it to be moved.
  2. A hat made from the fur of the beaver.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      I have always been known for the jaunty manner in which I wear my castor.
  3. A caster; a container with perforated cap for sprinkling (e.g. pepper-castor).
  4. A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.
  5. castoreum
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Etymology 2[edit]

Named from Greek mythology; see Castor and Pollux. The name pollux was given to another mineral with which it was always found.

Noun[edit]

castor (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of petalite found in Elba.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor.

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver

French[edit]

castor

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor (beaver).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver (aquatic mammal)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor (beaver).

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French castor, from Latin castor (beaver).

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kastōr), probably a foreign loan-word. See also Sanskrit कस्तूरी (kastūrī, musk)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

castor m (genitive castoris); third declension

  1. beaver

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative castor castorēs
genitive castoris castorum
dative castorī castoribus
accusative castorem castorēs
ablative castore castoribus
vocative castor castorēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor (beaver).

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

Romanian[edit]

castor

Noun[edit]

castor m

  1. beaver (aquatic mammal)


This Romanian entry was created from the translations listed at beaver. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see castor in the Romanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) August 2009


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor (beaver).

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver