arc

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English [Term?], borrowing from Old French arc, from Latin arcus ‎(a bow, arc, arch).

Pronunciation[edit]

An electric arc between two nails.

Noun[edit]

arc ‎(plural arcs)

  1. (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon. [from 14th c.]
  2. (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve. [from 16th c.]
  3. A curve, in general. [from 17th c.]
  4. A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape. [from 17th c.]
  5. (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning. [from 19th c.]
  6. A story arc. [from 20th c.]
  7. (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  8. (graph theory) A directed edge.

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Verb[edit]

arc ‎(third-person singular simple present arcs, present participle arcing or arcking, simple past and past participle arced or arcked)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To move following a curved path.
    • 2008, T. R. Elmore, Blood Ties Series, Volume 1, Tainted, Book 1 (page 106)
      A warring bloodhunter detected it and skillfully arced his sword through its spinal column before it could return to follow through with its attack.
    • 2011 February 4, Gareth Roberts, “Wales 19-26 England”, in BBC[1]:
      Gatland's side got back to within striking distance when fly-half Jones's clever pass sent centre Jonathan Davies arcing round Shontayne Hape.
  2. (intransitive) To form an electrical arc.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal arc, from Latin arcus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo-.

Noun[edit]

arc m ‎(plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (music) bow (used to play string instruments)
  3. (geometry) arc
  4. (architecture) arch

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French arc, from Latin arcus ‎(bow, arch), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo-.

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Noun[edit]

arc m ‎(plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. arc (curve)
  3. (geometry) arc, circular arc, circle segment
  4. (architecture) arch

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus.

Noun[edit]

arc m ‎(plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original form of the word was orca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arc ‎(plural arcok)

  1. face

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative arc arcok
accusative arcot arcokat
dative arcnak arcoknak
instrumental arccal arcokkal
causal-final arcért arcokért
translative arccá arcokká
terminative arcig arcokig
essive-formal arcként arcokként
essive-modal arcul
inessive arcban arcokban
superessive arcon arcokon
adessive arcnál arcoknál
illative arcba arcokba
sublative arcra arcokra
allative archoz arcokhoz
elative arcból arcokból
delative arcról arcokról
ablative arctól arcoktól
Possessive forms of arc
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. arcom arcaim
2nd person sing. arcod arcaid
3rd person sing. arca arcai
1st person plural arcunk arcaink
2nd person plural arcotok arcaitok
3rd person plural arcuk arcaik

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish orc, arc ‎(piglet).

Noun[edit]

arc m ‎(genitive singular airc, nominative plural airc)

  1. piglet
  2. diminutive animal or person
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Anglo-Norman arc, from Latin arcus ‎(a bow, arc, arch).

Noun[edit]

arc m ‎(genitive singular airc, nominative plural airc)

  1. (mathematics, geometry) arc

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

arc m ‎(genitive singular airc, nominative plural airc)

  1. Alternative form of earc ‎(lizard; reptile)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
arc n-arc harc t-arc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus.

Noun[edit]

arc m ‎(oblique plural ars, nominative singular ars, nominative plural arc)

  1. bow (weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string)
  2. (architecture) arch

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Old High German[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

arc

  1. Alternative form of arg

References[edit]

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo-.

Noun[edit]

arc n ‎(plural arcuri)

  1. bow (a weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch
  3. (geometry) arc

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

arc f

  1. Bee (apoidea).[1]
  2. Wasp (vespidae).[1]
  3. Impost, tax.[1]
  4. "Femen."(sic)[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 arc in Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9; accessed on 7 May 2015.