orca

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English[edit]

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Orca

Etymology[edit]

From Latin orca ‎(tun, cask; whale), see there for more. Although the origin is obscure, the sometimes-cited association with orcus ‎(underworld) is folk-etymology.

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Noun[edit]

orca ‎(plural orcas or orca)

  1. A sea mammal (Orcinus orca) related to dolphins and porpoises, commonly called the killer whale.

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

orca f ‎(plural orcas)

  1. orca, killer whale

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A compound of orr and száj (orrszáj), transformed to orca over the centuries.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈortsɒ/
  • Hyphenation: or‧ca

Noun[edit]

orca ‎(plural orcák)

  1. (archaic) face
    • 1844, Sándor Petőfi, János vitéz,[1] chapter 4, stanza 5, lines 1–2:
      „Hej, Iluskám! hogyne volnék én halovány, / Mikor szép orcádat utószor látom tán...”
    • 1872, Mór Jókai, Az arany ember,[2] part 1, chapter 2:
      A kormányos ölnyi termetű kemény férfi volt, erősen rezes arcszínnel, a két orcáján a pirosság vékony hajszálerek szövevényében fejezte ki magát, miktől a szeme fehére is recés volt.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (plural in -k, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative orca orcák
accusative orcát orcákat
dative orcának orcáknak
instrumental orcával orcákkal
causal-final orcáért orcákért
translative orcává orcákká
terminative orcáig orcákig
essive-formal orcaként orcákként
essive-modal
inessive orcában orcákban
superessive orcán orcákon
adessive orcánál orcáknál
illative orcába orcákba
sublative orcára orcákra
allative orcához orcákhoz
elative orcából orcákból
delative orcáról orcákról
ablative orcától orcáktól
Possessive forms of orca
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. orcám orcáim
2nd person sing. orcád orcáid
3rd person sing. orcája orcái
1st person plural orcánk orcáink
2nd person plural orcátok orcáitok
3rd person plural orcájuk orcáik

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

orca f ‎(plural orche)

  1. killer whale; orca

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either borrowed from Ancient Greek ὕρχη ‎(húrkhē, earthen fish-salting vessel), or else both borrowed separately from a substrate Mediterranean language. The sense of whale is likely influenced by ὄρυξ ‎(órux, pickaxe; oryx; narwhale).

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Noun[edit]

orca f ‎(genitive orcae); first declension

  1. orc (kind of whale)
  2. butt, tun (large-bellied vessel)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative orca orcae
genitive orcae orcārum
dative orcae orcīs
accusative orcam orcās
ablative orcā orcīs
vocative orca orcae

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

orca f (plural orcas)

  1. orca.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin orca.

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Noun[edit]

orca f ‎(plural orcas, masculine orco)

  1. orca, killer whale.

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