otter

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English oter, otir, otur, otyre, from Old English otor, from Proto-West Germanic *ot(t)r, 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, Sanskrit उद्र (udrá), Russian вы́дра (výdra), and Ancient Greek ὕδρα (húdra, water snake). More etymology under English water.

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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)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

otter (uncountable)

  1. Archaic form of attar.
    • 1809, William Jones, A Grammar of the Persian Language (page 8)
      [] the precious perfume called otter of roses.

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  • 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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Playing cards in Danish · kort, spillekort (layout · text)
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otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

otter m (plural otters, diminutive ottertje n)

  1. otter

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  • Berbice Creole Dutch: otro

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *ottar, from Proto-West Germanic *ot(t)r, 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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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

otter

  1. Alternative form of oter

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

otter m

  1. otter; a mammal of the family Mustelidae

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