humor

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See also: Humor and humör

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

humor (usually uncountable, plural humors)

  1. US spelling of humour
    He was in a particularly vile humor that afternoon.
    • 1763, Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz, History of Louisiana (PG), page 40:
      For some days a fistula lacrymalis had come into my left eye, which discharged an humour, when pressed, that portended danger.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
      The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.

Verb[edit]

humor (third-person singular simple present humors, present participle humoring, simple past and past participle humored)

  1. US spelling of humour
    I know you don't believe my story, but humor me for a minute and imagine it to be true.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hūmor, hūmōrem.

Noun[edit]

humor m (plural humores)

  1. mood (mental state)
  2. humour

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hūmor, hūmōrem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

humor m (plural humors)

  1. humour

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

humor m

  1. humor (US), humour (UK) (source of amusement)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin (h)ūmor (fluid). Doublet of humør (spirits, mood). The modern use of this word for mental processes goes back to Ancient and Medieval theories about the four fluids of the body.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /huːmɔr/, [ˈhuːmɐ]

Noun[edit]

humor c (singular definite humoren, not used in plural form)

  1. humour (amusement and the sense of amusement)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English humor (US), from Old French humor (bodily fluid), from Latin hūmor. See also: humore, humeur, humoor, humoristisch, and humuer.

The meaning of humor as in "a sense of amusement" entered Dutch from the US spelling of humour around ~1839.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦymɔr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mor

Noun[edit]

humor m (plural humoren or humores)

  1. (uncountable) humour (sense of amusement)
  2. (countable, archaic) humour (bodily fluid) [from the 15th c.]

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hūmor.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈhumor]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mor
  • Rhymes: -or

Noun[edit]

humor (plural humorok)

  1. humour, humor

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative humor humorok
accusative humort humorokat
dative humornak humoroknak
instrumental humorral humorokkal
causal-final humorért humorokért
translative humorrá humorokká
terminative humorig humorokig
essive-formal humorként humorokként
essive-modal
inessive humorban humorokban
superessive humoron humorokon
adessive humornál humoroknál
illative humorba humorokba
sublative humorra humorokra
allative humorhoz humorokhoz
elative humorból humorokból
delative humorról humorokról
ablative humortól humoroktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
humoré humoroké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
humoréi humorokéi
Possessive forms of humor
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. humorom humoraim
2nd person sing. humorod humoraid
3rd person sing. humora humorai
1st person plural humorunk humoraink
2nd person plural humorotok humoraitok
3rd person plural humoruk humoraik

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spelling of ūmor found in the later Roman Empire, when the letter h had already become silent. See also the related hūmidus.

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Noun[edit]

hūmor m (genitive hūmōris); third declension

  1. liquid, fluid, humour
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hūmor hūmōrēs
Genitive hūmōris hūmōrum
Dative hūmōrī hūmōribus
Accusative hūmōrem hūmōrēs
Ablative hūmōre hūmōribus
Vocative hūmor hūmōrēs
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

humor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of humō

References[edit]

  • humor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • humor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

humor

  1. Alternative form of humour

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hūmor, via German Humor and English humour or humor

Noun[edit]

humor m (definite singular humoren)

  1. humour (UK) or humor (US)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hūmor, via German Humor and English humour or humor

Noun[edit]

humor m (definite singular humoren)

  1. humor (US) or humour (UK)

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hūmor, hūmōrem.

Noun[edit]

humor m or f

  1. humor (one of four fluids that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body)

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Humor, ultimately from Latin hūmor. See humor for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

humor m inan

  1. humour
  2. mood (mental state)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • humor in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese umor, humor, borrowed from Latin hūmor, hūmōrem (humour, fluid).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

humor m (plural humores)

  1. mood (mental state)
    Synonyms: disposição, espírito, temperamento
  2. humour; bodily fluid
  3. (historical) humour (one of the four basic bodily fluids in humourism)
    Hyponyms: bile amarela, bile negra, fleuma, sangue
  4. humour (quality of being comical)
    Synonyms: comédia, comicidade, graça

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:humor.

Derived terms[edit]

mood
bodily fluid
quality of being comical

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English humor, from Latin hūmor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xǔmor/
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mor

Noun[edit]

hùmor m (Cyrillic spelling ху̀мор)

  1. (uncountable) humor

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hūmor, hūmōrem. Cognate with English humor.

Noun[edit]

humor m (plural humores)

  1. mood
  2. humor
    un sentido del humora sense of humor

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally from Latin hūmor (fluid), having bodily fluids in good balance, as used in humör (mood, temper). The joking sense was derived in England in Shakespeare's time and has been used in Swedish since 1812.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

humor c

  1. humour (a sense of making jokes)

Declension[edit]

Declension of humor 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative humor humorn
Genitive humors humorns

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