Castor

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1398 Old French castor, from Latin castor (beaver), from Ancient Greek Κάστωρ (Kástōr).

Proper noun[edit]

Castor m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Castoridae – the beavers.

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English[edit]

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 Castor and Pollux on Wikipedia
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 Castor (star) on Wikipedia

Proper noun[edit]

Castor

  1. (Greek mythology) One of the Dioscuri
  2. (astronomy) A double star in the constellation Gemini; alpha (α) Geminorum.
  3. A village and civil parish in city of Peterborough district, Cambridgeshire, England (OS grid ref TL1298).
  4. A town in Alberta, Canada. From French castor (beaver).
  5. A village in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States. From French castor (beaver).
  6. A surname.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kas.tɔʁ/
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Proper noun[edit]

Castor m

  1. (Greek mythology) Castor
  2. (astronomy) Castor
  3. (Canada) Dane-zaa or Beaver indigenous people

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Κᾰ́στωρ (Kástōr).

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Proper noun[edit]

Castor m sg (genitive Castoris); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Castor
    • 6th or 5th century BCE, Castor-Pollux dedication (image (page 3; requires access to JSTOR); facsimile):
      𐌂𐌀𐌔𐌕𐌏𐌓𐌄𐌉:𐌐𐌏𐌃𐌋𐌏𐌖𐌒𐌖𐌄𐌉𐌒𐌖𐌄/𐌒𐌖𐌓𐌏𐌉𐌔
      CASTOREI:PODLOVQVEIQVE/QVROIS
      To Castor and Pollux, the Dioskouroi

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Castor
Genitive Castoris
Dative Castorī
Accusative Castorem
Ablative Castore
Vocative Castor