fragor

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin, a breaking to pieces, from frangere (to break).

Noun[edit]

fragor (plural fragors)

  1. A loud and sudden sound; the report of anything bursting; a crash.
    • Isaac Watts
      The direful fragor, when some southern blast / Tears from the Alps a ridge of knotty oaks []

Etymology 2[edit]

By confusion with fragrant.

Noun[edit]

fragor (plural fragors)

  1. (obsolete, proscribed) A strong or sweet scent; fragrance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. Herbert to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From frangō (break, shatter).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fragor m (genitive fragōris); third declension

  1. a breaking, shattering
  2. a crash
    Sextus audit magnum fragorem. - Sextus hears the great crash.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fragor fragōrēs
genitive fragōris fragōrum
dative fragōrī fragōribus
accusative fragōrem fragōrēs
ablative fragōre fragōribus
vocative fragor fragōrēs

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