humor

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See also: Humor, humør, and humör

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

humor (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 Louisisana (PG), p. 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, 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]

Noun[edit]

humor m (plural humores)

  1. mood (mental state)
  2. humour

Czech[edit]

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humor m

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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humor m (plural humoren or humores)

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

Hungarian[edit]

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

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humor (plural humorok)

  1. humour, humor

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Alternative spelling of umor found in the later Roman Empire, when the letter "h" already became silent.

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hūmor m (genitive hūmōris); third declension

  1. liquid, fluid, humour

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hūmor hūmōrēs
genitive hūmōris hūmōrum
dative hūmōrī hūmōribus
accusative hūmōrem hūmōrēs
ablative hūmōre hūmōribus
vocative hūmor hūmōrēs

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Verb[edit]

humor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of humō

Old French[edit]

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humor m, f

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

Polish[edit]

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humor m

  1. humour
  2. mood (mental state)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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humor m (plural humores)

  1. mood (mental state)
  2. humour; bodily fluid
  3. (historical) humour (one of the four basic bodily fluids in humourism)
  4. humour (quality of being comical)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English humor.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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hùmor m (Cyrillic spelling ху̀мор)

  1. (uncountable) humor

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Spanish[edit]

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humor m (plural humores)

  1. mood
  2. humor

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally from Latin humor (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.

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humor c

  1. humour (a sense of making jokes)

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