kontor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since late 19th century. Learned borrowing from Middle Low German kontôr (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk/table), from Middle Dutch contoor, contoir, comptoir, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument sufffix). Doublet of counter and cantore.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kontor (plural kontors or kontore)

  1. (historical) A trading post of the Hanseatic League.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German kontōr (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk), from Middle Dutch cantoor, cantoor, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument suffix), from Latin computāre (calculate, compute) and -tōrium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kʰɔnˈtˢoɐ̯ˀ], [kʰonˈtˢoɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

kontor n (singular definite kontoret, plural indefinite kontorer)

  1. office

Inflection[edit]


Estonian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Akin to Danish kontor, German Kontor, Russian контора (kontora). Regardless of the intermediate, ultimately from Middle Low German kontôr, komtôr, komptor (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk/table), from Middle Dutch contoor, contoir, comptoir, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument sufffix), from Latin computāre and -tōrium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kontor (genitive kontori, partitive kontorit)

  1. office

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Danish kontor, see above.

Noun[edit]

kontor n (definite singular kontoret, indefinite plural kontor or kontorer, definite plural kontora or kontorene)

  1. an office

Derived terms[edit]

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Danish kontor either directly or through Norwegian Bokmål kontor, see above.

Noun[edit]

kontor n (definite singular kontoret, indefinite plural kontor, definite plural kontora)

  1. an office

Derived terms[edit]

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Since late 16th century, borrowed from Middle Low German kontôr, komtôr, komptor (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk/table), from Middle Dutch contoor, contoir, comptoir, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument sufffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kontor n

  1. office; building or room

Declension[edit]

Declension of kontor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kontor kontoret kontor kontoren
Genitive kontors kontorets kontors kontorens