clour

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cloure (field).

Noun[edit]

clour (plural clours)

  1. A field.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Scots clour, from Old Norse klóra (to scrawl, scratch). Cognate with Icelandic klóra (to scratch), Norwegian klore (to scratch, scrawl).

Verb[edit]

clour (third-person singular simple present clours, present participle clouring, simple past and past participle cloured)

  1. To inflict a blow on; punch.
  2. To make a dent or bump on; ding.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Scots clour, from Old Norse klór (a scratching).

Noun[edit]

clour (plural clours)

  1. A blow or impingement.

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse klóra (to scratch, scrawl). Noun is from Old Norse klór (a scratching).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkluːr/, /ˈkluər/

Noun[edit]

clour (plural clours)

  1. (archaic) A punch or blow.
  2. (archaic) A bump or bruise.
  3. (archaic) A dent.

Verb[edit]

tae clour (third-person singular simple present clours, present participle clourin, simple past clourt, past participle clourt)

  1. (archaic) To hit or cause a blow, to dent or disfigure.
  2. (archaic, poetic) To wrinkle or furrow.