odor

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See also: Odor, Ódor, odór, odôr, odør, O'Dor, and O'dor

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English odour, borrowed from Anglo-Norman odour, from Old French odor, from Latin odor.

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Noun[edit]

odor (countable and uncountable, plural odors) (American spelling)

  1. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive.
    Synonyms: scent, perfume; see also Thesaurus:smell
    • 1895, H. G. Wells, The Time Machine Chapter X
      Now, I still think that for this box of matches to have escaped the wear of time for immemorial years was a strange, and for me, a most fortunate thing. Yet oddly enough I found here a far more unlikely substance, and that was camphor. I found it in a sealed jar, that, by chance, I supposed had been really hermetically sealed. I fancied at first the stuff was paraffin wax, and smashed the jar accordingly. But the odour of camphor was unmistakable.
  2. (figuratively) A strong, pervasive quality.
  3. (figuratively, uncountable) Esteem.
    Synonyms: esteem, repute
  4. (now rare) Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume.

Usage notes[edit]

The term odo(u)r often has a negative connotation. Preferred terms for a pleasant odor are fragrance, scent, and aroma.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *omte.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈodor]
  • Hyphenation: odor
  • Rhymes: -or

Noun[edit]

odor (plural odorok or odrok)

  1. (dialectal) hollow, cavity
    Synonym: üreg
  2. (dialectal) the place for fodder in the barn
  3. (geology) geode (a nodule of stone having a cavity)
    Synonym: üreges kőzet
  4. (printing) matrix (the cavity or mold in which anything is formed)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative odor odrok
accusative odrot odrokat
dative odornak odroknak
instrumental odorral odrokkal
causal-final odorért odrokért
translative odorrá odrokká
terminative odorig odrokig
essive-formal odorként odrokként
essive-modal
inessive odorban odrokban
superessive odron odrokon
adessive odornál odroknál
illative odorba odrokba
sublative odorra odrokra
allative odorhoz odrokhoz
elative odorból odrokból
delative odorról odrokról
ablative odortól odroktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
odoré odroké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
odoréi odrokéi
Possessive forms of odor
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. odrom odraim
2nd person sing. odrod odraid
3rd person sing. odra odrai
1st person plural odrunk odraink
2nd person plural odrotok odraitok
3rd person plural odruk odraik

or

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative odor odorok
accusative odort odorokat
dative odornak odoroknak
instrumental odorral odorokkal
causal-final odorért odorokért
translative odorrá odorokká
terminative odorig odorokig
essive-formal odorként odorokként
essive-modal
inessive odorban odorokban
superessive odoron odorokon
adessive odornál odoroknál
illative odorba odorokba
sublative odorra odorokra
allative odorhoz odorokhoz
elative odorból odorokból
delative odorról odorokról
ablative odortól odoroktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
odoré odoroké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
odoréi odorokéi
Possessive forms of odor
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. odorom odoraim
2nd person sing. odorod odoraid
3rd person sing. odora odorai
1st person plural odorunk odoraink
2nd person plural odorotok odoraitok
3rd person plural odoruk odoraik

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #667 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary.

Further reading[edit]

  • odor in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oˈdor/
  • Rhymes: -or
  • Hyphenation: o‧dór

Noun[edit]

odor m (apocopated)

  1. Apocopic form of odore

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via rhotacism from Old Latin odōs (plural: odōses), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ed-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

odor m (genitive odōris); third declension

  1. A smell, perfume, stench.
  2. (figuratively) Inkling, suggestion.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative odor odōrēs
Genitive odōris odōrum
Dative odōrī odōribus
Accusative odōrem odōrēs
Ablative odōre odōribus
Vocative odor odōrēs

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References[edit]

  • odor”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • odor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • odor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • odor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • with incense and perfumes: ture et odoribus incensis
    • the perfume exhaled by flowers: odores, qui efflantur e floribus
    • there are whispers of the appointment of a dictator: non nullus odor est dictaturae (Att. 4. 18)

Lombard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin odōrem.

Noun[edit]

odor

  1. a smell

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

odor

  1. Alternative form of odour

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese odor (displacing collateral form olor), from Latin odor, odōris, from Old Latin odōs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ed- (to smell, stink).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

odor m (plural odores)

  1. odour; smell
    Synonyms: cheiro, aroma

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian odor

Noun[edit]

odor n (plural odoare)

  1. treasure

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Venetian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin odor, odōrem. Compare Italian odore.

Noun[edit]

odor m (plural odori) or odor m (plural oduri)

  1. smell, stink