meteor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French météore, from Old French, from Latin meteorum, from Ancient Greek μετέωρον ‎(metéōron), from μετέωρος ‎(metéōros, raised from the ground, hanging, lofty), from μετά ‎(metá, in the midst of, among, between) (English meta) + ἀείρω ‎(aeírō, to lift, to heave, to raise up).

Original sense of “atmospheric phenomenon” gave rise to meteorology, now restricted to extraterrestrial objects burning up as they enter the atmosphere.

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Noun[edit]

meteor ‎(plural meteors)

  1. (archaic) Any atmospheric phenomenon. (Thus the derivation of meteorology.) These were sometimes classified as aerial or airy meteors (winds), aqueous or watery meteors (hydrometeors: clouds, rain, snow, hail, dew, frost), luminous meteors (rainbows and aurora), and igneous or fiery meteors (lightning and shooting stars [next]).
  2. A fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere: A shooting star or falling star.
  3. (juggling) A prop similar to poi balls, in that it is twirled at the end of a cord or cable.
  4. (martial arts) A striking weapon resembling a track and field hammer consisting of a weight swung at the end of a cable or chain.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (streak of light in night sky): Not to be confused with meteoroid and meteorite (cause and remains of a meteor), or asteroid and comet (celestial bodies).

Quotations[edit]

  • p. 1859 December, Herman Melville, “The Portent (1859)”
    But the streaming beard is shown
    (Weird John Brown),
    The meteor of the war.

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Verb[edit]

meteor ‎(third-person singular simple present meteors, present participle meteoring, simple past and past participle meteored)

  1. (intransitive) To move at great speed.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

meteor m ‎(plural meteors)

  1. meteor

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English meteor or German Meteor.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛtɛor]
  • Hyphenation: me‧te‧or

Noun[edit]

meteor ‎(plural meteorok)

  1. (astronomy) meteor (a fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative meteor meteorok
accusative meteort meteorokat
dative meteornak meteoroknak
instrumental meteorral meteorokkal
causal-final meteorért meteorokért
translative meteorrá meteorokká
terminative meteorig meteorokig
essive-formal meteorként meteorokként
essive-modal
inessive meteorban meteorokban
superessive meteoron meteorokon
adessive meteornál meteoroknál
illative meteorba meteorokba
sublative meteorra meteorokra
allative meteorhoz meteorokhoz
elative meteorból meteorokból
delative meteorról meteorokról
ablative meteortól meteoroktól
Possessive forms of meteor
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. meteorom meteorjaim
2nd person sing. meteorod meteorjaid
3rd person sing. meteorja meteorjai
1st person plural meteorunk meteorjaink
2nd person plural meteorotok meteorjaitok
3rd person plural meteorjuk meteorjaik

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "meteoron"

Noun[edit]

meteor m ‎(definite singular meteoren, indefinite plural meteorer, definite plural meteorene)

  1. a meteor

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "meteoron"

Noun[edit]

meteor m ‎(definite singular meteoren, indefinite plural meteorar, definite plural meteorane)

  1. a meteor

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia pl

Noun[edit]

meteor m inan

  1. (astronomy) meteor

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /metěoːr/
  • Hyphenation: me‧te‧or

Noun[edit]

metèōr m ‎(Cyrillic spelling метѐо̄р)

  1. (astronomy) meteor

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

meteor c

  1. meteor

Declension[edit]

Inflection of meteor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative meteor meteoren meteorer meteorerna
Genitive meteors meteorens meteorers meteorernas

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