ort

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See also: Ort and ört

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ort, from Old English *orǣt (that which is left after eating, literally out-eat), equivalent to or- +‎ eat. Cognate with Middle Low German orte (refuse of food), Middle Dutch ooraete, ooreete, Low German ort (ort).

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Noun[edit]

ort (plural orts)

  1. (usually in the plural) A fragment; a scrap of leftover food; any remainder; a piece of refuse.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Come, Kinch, you have eaten all we left. Ay, I will serve you your orts and offals.
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon:
      Peace, Grandam,– reclaim thy Ort. The Learnèd One has yet to sink quite that low.

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Verb[edit]

ort (third-person singular simple present orts, present participle orting, simple past and past participle orted)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To turn away from with disgust; refuse.

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Irish[edit]

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ort

  1. second-person singular of ar: on you (singular)

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Manx[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

ort

  1. 2nd person singular informal of er
    on you

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *uzdaz, whence Old English ord, Old Norse oddr

Noun[edit]

ort m

  1. sharp point

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fort.

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ort

  1. on you (informal singular)

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Swedish[edit]

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ort c

  1. (inhabited) place, location; a group of houses (of any size: hamlet, village, town, city...)
  2. horizontal tunnel in a mine

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