orf

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English orf (cattle, livestock), akin to Old English ierfe (inheritance, livestock, cattle). More at erf.

Noun[edit]

orf (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Cattle.
References[edit]
  • orf in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Etymology 2[edit]

From the same source as Etymology 1, or from Old Norse hrufa (scab) (whence also dandruff).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

orf (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) An exanthemous disease caused by a parapox virus, occurring primarily in sheep and goats but also capable of infecting humans.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

orf (plural orfs)

  1. Alternative form of orfe (the fish)

Etymology 4[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

orf (not comparable)

  1. (eye dialect) off
    • Enid Blyton, The Mystery of the Secret Room
      'Yes – you clear orf!' said Mr Goon majestically, feeling that he really had got the better of those interfering kids this time.

Adjective[edit]

orf

  1. (eye dialect) off

Preposition[edit]

orf

  1. (eye dialect) off

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Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

orf n (genitive singular orfs, nominative plural orf)

  1. snath
  2. string trimmer

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