terror

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • terrour (obsolete or hypercorrect)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French terreur (terror, fear, dread), from Latin accusative terrorem (fright, fear, terror), from terrere (to frighten, terrify), from Proto-Indo-European *tre- (to shake), Proto-Indo-European *tres- (to tremble).

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terror (countable and uncountable, plural terrors)

  1. (uncountable) Intense dread, fright, or fear.
  2. (countable) Specific instance of being intensely terrified.
  3. (uncountable) The action or quality of causing dread; terribleness, especially such qualities in narrative fiction.
    • 1921, Edith Birkhead, The tale of terror: a study of the Gothic romance
  4. (countable) Something or someone that causes such fear.
    • 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson
      The terrors of the storm
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror.

Noun[edit]

terror m, f (plural terrors)

  1. terror, horror

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

terror c (singular definite terroren, plural indefinite terrore)

  1. terror

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English terror, from Latin terror. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛrːor/
  • Hyphenation: ter‧ror

Noun[edit]

terror (plural terrorok)

  1. terror

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  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From terreō (frighten, terrify).

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terror m (genitive terrōris); third declension

  1. a dread, terror, great fear, alarm, panic
  2. an object of fear or dread

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative terror terrōrēs
genitive terrōris terrōrum
dative terrōrī terrōribus
accusative terrōrem terrōrēs
ablative terrōre terrōribus
vocative terror terrōrēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror.

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terror m (plural terrores)

  1. terror
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 493:
      Os olhos do elfo se arregalavam de terror e ele tremia.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror.

Noun[edit]

terror m (plural terrores)

  1. horror
  2. terror

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terror c

  1. terror

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