fur

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See also: Fur, fúr, and für

English[edit]

Furs (pelts)

Etymology[edit]

Middle English furren, from Anglo-Norman furrer (to stuff, line, fill), from fuerre (sheath), from Frankish *fōdar, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą 'sheath' (compare Old English fōdor (sheaf), Dutch voering (lining), German Futter (lining), Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌳𐍂 (fōdr, sheath)), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-, *poh₂- 'to protect' (compare Lithuanian piemuō (protection), Ancient Greek pōy 'flock', pōma 'lid', ποιμήν (poimḗn, shepherd), Old Armenian հաւրան (hawran, herd, flock), Kurdish pawan 'to watch over', Sanskrit पाति (pāti, he watches, protects), pātram 'container').

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Noun[edit]

fur (plural furs)

  1. Hairy coat of various mammal species, especially: when fine, soft and thick.
  2. Hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.
    • Lady M. W. Montagu
      wrapped up in my furs
  3. A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.
  4. A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.
    1. A thick pile of fabric.
    2. The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
    3. The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
    4. The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue.
  5. (heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.
  6. A furry; a member of the furry subculture.
    • 2006, Shari Caudron, Who Are You People?
      "You want to know what brings furries together?" she asks. "Furs are here because they don't fit in anywhere else. For real furs, this is the only place they feel comfortable."
  7. (vulgar, slang) Pubic hair.
  8. (vulgar, slang) Sexual attractiveness.

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fur (third-person singular simple present furs, present participle furring, simple past and past participle furred)

  1. (transitive) To cover with fur.

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin fūrō, from Latin fūror. Compare Daco-Romanian fura, fur.

Verb[edit]

fur (past participle furatã)

  1. I steal.

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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō. Compare Italian fare, French faire, Romansch far.

Verb[edit]

fur

  1. to do, make

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin forum.

Noun[edit]

fur m

  1. Used only in the expression au fur et à mesure, to an equitable extent

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰōr-, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

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fūr m (genitive fūris); third declension

  1. A thief

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fūr fūrēs
genitive fūris fūrum
dative fūrī fūribus
accusative fūrem fūrēs
ablative fūre fūribus
vocative fūr fūrēs

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fur

  1. rafsi of fusra.

Romanian[edit]

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fur

  1. first-person singular present tense form of fura.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of fura.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūr.

Noun[edit]

fur m (plural furi)

  1. (archaic) thief

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Swedish[edit]

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fur c (uncountable)

  1. pinewood
  2. (archaic) pine tree (in some areas chiefly about old trees)

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  • (wood): furu
  • (tree): tall (if a distinction is made between this and "fur", this will be used about younger trees), fura