ort

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See also: Ort, ORT, ört, and ôrt

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English orte, from Old English *orǣta (that which is left after eating, literally out-eat), equivalent to or- +‎ eat. Cognate with Middle Low German orte (refuse of food), Middle Dutch ooraete, ooreete, Low German ort (ort), Middle High German urez, German Uräß.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ort (plural orts)

  1. (usually in the plural) A fragment; a scrap of leftover food; any remainder; a piece of refuse.
    • 1861, George Eliot, chapter III, in Silas Marner, page 40:
      [] the rich ate and drank freely, [] their feasting caused a multiplication of orts, which were the heirlooms of the poor.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Come, Kinch, you have eaten all we left. Ay, I will serve you your orts and offals.
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon:
      Peace, Grandam,– reclaim thy Ort. The Learnèd One has yet to sink quite that low.

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Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

ort (third-person singular simple present orts, present participle orting, simple past and past participle orted)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To turn away from with disgust; refuse.

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Daur[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *urtu, compare Mongolian урт (urt).

Adjective[edit]

ort

  1. long

Etymology 2[edit]

From Manchu ᠣᡴᡨᠣ (okto, medicine, drug, poison, gunpowder) or otherwise from Proto-Tungusic *okta (medicine).

Borrowed before Daur rhotacism.

Noun[edit]

ort

  1. gunpowder

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hortus.

Noun[edit]

ort m (plural orts)

  1. vegetable garden

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fort.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ort (emphatic ortsa)

  1. second-person singular of ar: on you sg

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fort.

Pronoun[edit]

ort

  1. second-person singular informal of er
    on you

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *oʀd, from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz. Cognate with Old English ord, Old Norse oddr.

Noun[edit]

ort m

  1. sharp point

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: ort

Old Norse[edit]

Participle[edit]

ort

  1. inflection of ortr:
    1. strong feminine nominative singular
    2. strong neuter nominative/accusative singular/plural

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fort. Cognates include Irish ort and Manx ort.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ort

  1. second-person singular of air: on you

Inflection[edit]

Personal inflection of air
Number Person Simple Emphatic
Singular 1st orm ormsa
2nd ort ortsa
3rd m air airsan
3rd f oirre oirrese
Plural 1st oirnn oirnne
2nd oirbh oirbhse
3rd orra orrasan

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (sharp point, place). Cognate with Middle English ord, North Frisian od (tip, place, beginning), Dutch oord (place, region), German Ort (location, place, position), Danish od (a point), Swedish udd (a point, prick), Icelandic oddur (tip, point of a weapon, leader).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʊʈː/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ort c

  1. (inhabited) place, location; a group of houses (of any size: hamlet, village, town, city...)
  2. (mining) adit (horizontal tunnel in a mine)
Declension[edit]
Declension of ort 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ort orten orter orterna
Genitive orts ortens orters orternas
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of förort (suburb).

Noun[edit]

ort c

  1. (colloquial, often definite) Chiefly a suburb; sometimes a neighbourhood or local area.
    • 2021 June 10, Haris Agic, “Orten är inget problem. Orten är en lösning!”, in Folkbildningsrådet[1]:
      Så vad är sanningen om förorten? Sanningen är att orten varken saknar drömmar eller kompetens. Det är allas vårt ansvar att se till att möjliggöra dessa drömmar och frigöra all denna kompetens. Orten är inget problem – orten är en lösning!
      So what is the truth about the suburb? The truth is that the ort lacks neither dreams nor competence. It is the responsibility of all of us to make these dreams possible and release all this competence. The ort is not a problem – the ort is a solution!
    • 2022 July 19, Beatrice Emmerik, Här testar Raho att cykla för första gången [Here, Raho is testing cycling for the first time]‎[2], SVT Nyheter, spoken by Aisha Mohammed, 0:10 from the start:
      Så vi har valt att skapa en cykelkurs för mammor för vi vill hjälpa mammorna i våra orter och vårt samhälle att lära sig cykla.
      So we have chosen to create a cycling course for mothers because we want to help the mothers in our neighbourhoods and our community to learn to ride a bike.
  2. (by extension) Anything (e.g. fashion, style or language) with sociocultural associations to certain suburbs.

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Tocharian A[edit]

Noun[edit]

ort m

  1. friend