gour

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See also: Ȝour

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

gour (plural gours)

  1. Dated form of gaur.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French gour (rock pool), from Latin gurges.

Noun[edit]

gour (plural gours)

  1. A pool in a cave confined by a dam of mineral deposits accumulating along its rim.

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Breton gur, from Proto-Brythonic *gwur, from Proto-Celtic *wiros. Cognate with Welsh gŵr, Cornish gour, Gaulish viros, Latin vir, and Old English wer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gour m (plural goured or gourien or gourion)

  1. man
  2. person (used in negation)
  3. (rare) husband

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic قُور‎(qūr, hills) via the Maghrebi Arabic pronunciation gūr.

Noun[edit]

gour m (plural gours)

  1. butte

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French, from Latin gurges.

Noun[edit]

gour m (plural gours)

  1. A permanent rock pool
  2. An oxbow, especially along the Loire.
    • 1995, Jean-Noël Degorce, Les milieux humides dans la Loire[1], page 110:
      Les gours les mieux pourvus en eau comme à Andrézieus auraient été les derniers délaissés par le fleuve, probablement lors des grandes crues du XIXeme comme le pense A. Le Griel.
      The pools best provided with water like the one at Andrézieux would have been the last separated from the river, probably during the great floods of the 19th century as thought by A. Le Griel.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: gour

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

gour

  1. Alternative form of gore (patch (of land, fabric), clothes)