otter

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English oter, otir, otur, otyre, from Old English oter, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (aquatic, water-animal), from Proto-Indo-European *wed- (water). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Otter, Dutch otter, German Otter, Swedish utter, Norwegian oter, Icelandic otur, Old Church Slavonic ⰲⱏⰺⰴⱃⰰ (vydra), and Ancient Greek ὕδρα (húdra, water snake). More etymology under English water.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

otter (plural otters)

  1. An aquatic or marine carnivorous mammal in the subfamily Lutrinae of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, and others.
  2. (gay slang) A hairy man with a slender physique, in contrast with a bear, who is more thickset.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Corruption of annotto.

Noun[edit]

otter (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) annatto (dye)

References[edit]

  • Webster 1913 [1]

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

otter c (singular definite otteren, plural indefinite ottere)

  1. eight (the card rank between seven and nine)

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See also[edit]

Playing cards in Danish · kort, spillekort (layout · text)
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es toer treer firer femmer sekser syver
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otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch otter, from Old Dutch ottar, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (water-animal, otter), from *wed- (water).

Noun[edit]

otter m (plural otters, diminutive ottertje n)

  1. otter

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch ottar, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (water-animal, otter), from *wed- (water).

Noun[edit]

otter m

  1. otter, European otter

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • otter”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • otter”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse otr, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (water-animal, otter), from *wed- (water).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

otter m

  1. otter; a mammal of the family Mustelidae

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