tor

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See also: Tor, tör, tør, tőr, -tor, tor-, and TOR

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tor (plural tors)

  1. Alternative form of tore ("hard, difficult; strong; rich").

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English tor, torr-, from Old English torr, tor (a high rock, lofty hill, tower), possibly from Proto-Celtic, compare Old Welsh *tor (hill); ultimately from Latin turris (high structure), from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis, tower), of non-Indo-European origin. Cognate with Cornish tor, Scottish Gaelic tòrr, Welsh tŵr, Irish torr, French tor, and Romansch tor/tur/tuor; the first four are from Proto-Celtic (from Latin turris), the last two directly from Latin turris (from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis) and τύρσις (túrsis)). It is not clear whether the Celtic forms were borrowed from Old English or vice versa. See also tower.

Noun[edit]

tor (plural tors)

  1. A craggy outcrop of rock on the summit of a hill.
  2. (South-West England) A hill.
    • 1855, Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho!, Tickor and Fields (1855), pages 104-105:
      Bursdon and Welsford were then, as now, a rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree, or anything save few and far between a world-old furze-bank which marked the common rights of some distant cattle farm, and crossed then, not as now, by a decent road, but by a rough confused trackway, the remnant of an old Roman road from Clovelly dikes to Launceston.
    • 1902, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9:
      The moon was low upon the right, and the jagged pinnacle of a granite tor stood up against the lower curve of its silver disc.
    • 2008, Lydia Joyce, Shadows of the Night, Signet Eclipse (2008), ISBN 9780451223425, page 242:
      She had slipped the letters into her pocket next to the packet of antique documents and had taken an umbrella—as the sky was ominous out over the distant tors—and strolled around the manor house and down the road toward the village.
  3. (UK, dialect) A tower; a turret.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ray to this entry?)
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Breton[edit]

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tor m

  1. (anatomy) belly, stomach, abdomen

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /toːr/, [tˢoːˀɐ̯]

Verb[edit]

tor

  1. present tense of to

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tor m (plural torren, diminutive torretje n)

  1. beetle

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Hungarian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tor (plural torok)

  1. meal, repast (ceremonial meal held after funerals)
    halotti tor
    funeral feast
    disznótor
    meal on pig-killing day
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin thorax, from Ancient Greek θώραξ (thṓraks, breastplate, chest), created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th-19th centuries.

Noun[edit]

tor (plural torok)

  1. (zoology) thorax (of an arthropod)
Declension[edit]

Same as above.


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tor.

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Noun[edit]

tor m (genitive toir, nominative plural toir)

  1. bush, shrub
  2. head (of cabbage)

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tor thor dtor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

tor

  1. rafsi of tordu.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin turris.

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tor f (oblique plural tors, nominative singular tor, nominative plural tors)

  1. tower

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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tor m

  1. track, course, path
  2. rail track
  3. lane (a part of a sports track)
  4. trajectory
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin thorium, from Old Scandinavian Thorr

Noun[edit]

Chemical element
Th Previous: aktyn (Ac)
Next: protaktyn (Pa)

tor m inan

  1. thorium
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Etymology 3[edit]

Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist

Noun[edit]

tor m (symbol Tr)

  1. torr
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

tor

  1. Genitive plural of tora

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan) tur
  • (Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) tuor

Etymology[edit]

From Latin turris.

Noun[edit]

tor m (plural tors)

  1. (Surmiran) tower

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *torъ.

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Noun[edit]

tȏr m (Cyrillic spelling то̑р)

  1. corral, cote

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From West Old Turkic tor ("young, young animal, callow, immature, timid"), from Proto-Turkic *tōr- (a kind of young animal), which, according to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, is possibly derived from Proto-Altaic *t`ṓrV (young animal). Related to toy.

Noun[edit]

tor (definite accusative toru, plural torlar)

  1. young
  2. novice
  3. whelp
  4. beginner
  5. recruit

Alternative forms[edit]

  1. toru
  2. toy

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Uzbek[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic тор
Roman tor
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *d(i)ār

Adjective[edit]

tor

  1. narrow, tight

Noun[edit]

tor (plural torlar)

  1. string

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

tor

  1. (transitive) to take
  2. (transitive) to get


Volapük[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tor (plural tors)

  1. bull

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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (third-person singular present/future): tyr
  • (second-person singular imperative): torra

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Verb[edit]

tor

  1. (literary) third-person singular present / future of torri
  2. (literary) second-person singular imperative of torri

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tor dor nhor thor