castor

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French castor, from Old French castor (beaver), from Latin castor (beaver).

Noun[edit]

castor (plural castors)

  1. A hat made from the fur of the beaver.
  2. A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.
  3. Castoreum (bitter exudate of mature beavers).
  4. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Ariadne, of Africa and Asia.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Named from Greek mythology; see Castor and Pollux. The name pollux was given to another mineral with which it was always found.

Noun[edit]

castor (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of petalite found in Elba.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative spelling of caster, via cast +‎ -or (the Latinate varient of -er).

Noun[edit]

castor (plural castors)

  1. (especially UK) Alternative spelling of caster, especially in its senses
    1. A pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture to allow it to be moved.
    2. A container with a perforated cap for sprinkling its contents, especially salt, pepper, &c.
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References[edit]

castor” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor.

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Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver

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French[edit]

castor

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French castor, from Old French castor, borrowed from Latin castor, itself from Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kástōr). Though borrowed into French early on, the word remained a more learned term at first, while bièvre was the popular synonym.

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castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver (aquatic mammal)
    Synonym: (archaic) bièvre

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor (beaver).

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Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kástōr), from Doric Greek κάστον (káston, wood). See also Sanskrit कस्तूरी (kastūrī, musk)

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Noun[edit]

castor m (genitive castoris); third declension

  1. beaver

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative castor castorēs
Genitive castoris castorum
Dative castorī castoribus
Accusative castorem castorēs
Ablative castore castoribus
Vocative castor castorēs

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  • Catalan: castor
  • English: castor
  • French: castor
  • Friulian: castôr
  • Galician: castor
  • Italian: castoro
  • Portuguese: castor
  • Romanian: castor
  • Spanish: castor

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References[edit]

  • castor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • castor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • castor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • castor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • castor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • castor in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French castor, from Latin castor (beaver).

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castors)

  1. (Jersey) beaver

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor (beaver).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: cas‧tor

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

Further reading[edit]

  • castor” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Romanian[edit]

Castori

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French castor and its source, Latin castor, from Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kástōr).

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castori)

  1. beaver

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  • breb (European beaver)
  • biber (less common)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castor (beaver).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kasˈtoɾ/, [kasˈt̪oɾ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

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