horror

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • horrour (UK, hypercorrect spelling or archaic)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French horror, from Latin horror (a bristling, a shaking, trembling as with cold or fear, terror), from horrere (to bristle, shake, be terrified).

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horror (plural horrors)

  1. An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.
  2. An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.
  3. A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.
  4. (informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression; this sense can also be spoken or written as the horrors.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From horreo +‎ -or.

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horror m (genitive horrōris); third declension

  1. bristling (standing on end)
  2. shaking, shivering, chill
  3. dread, terror, horror

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative horror horrōrēs
genitive horrōris horrōrum
dative horrōrī horrōribus
accusative horrōrem horrōrēs
ablative horrōre horrōribus
vocative horror horrōrēs

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin horror, horroris.

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horror m (plural horrores)

  1. horror

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Spanish[edit]

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From Latin horror, horroris

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horror m (plural horrores)

  1. horror

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