por

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See also: -por, POR, pór, pôr, pör, pōr, pȯr, and pōŗ

Albanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

por

  1. but; however

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prō.

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. for
  2. by

Derived terms[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal paor, from Latin pavor.

Noun[edit]

por m ‎(plural pors)

  1. fear

Derived terms[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

por f ‎(singulative poren)

  1. leeks

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

por

  1. first-person singular present indicative of porren
  2. imperative of porren

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish por.

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. for, for the benefit of
    La edzo donis al sia edzino perlan kolĉenon por Kristnasko.
    The husband gave his wife a pearl necklace for Christmas.

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Fala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese por, from Latin prō ‎(for), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, form of *por-.

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. by
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Chapter 1: Lengua Española:
      En esta época en que otras lenguas de España son recuñucias por tos cumu uficiais en sei territoriu []
      In this time when other languages of Spain are recognised by everyone as official in their territory []

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prō.

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. Indicates motion.
    pola rúa
    down the street
    pola porta
    through the door
  2. for (over a period of time)
    por dez anos
    for ten years
  3. about, around (near, in the vicinity of)
    polas seis
    at about six
    por aquí
    over here
  4. for (to obtain)
    Fun á tenda por xabón.
    I went to the store for soap.
  5. for (in exchange for)
  6. for (on behalf of)
  7. times
    oito por sete
    eights times seven
  8. by (indicates the actor in a clause with its verb in the passive voice)
  9. by, by means of
  10. per

Derived terms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpor/
  • Hyphenation: por

Noun[edit]

por ‎(plural porok)

  1. dust

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(Compound words):


Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto por.

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. for

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

por

  1. rafsi of porsi.

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French porc, from Latin porcus, from Proto-Indo-European *porḱ- ‎(young swine, young pig).

Noun[edit]

por m ‎(plural pors)

  1. (Jersey) pig

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Novial[edit]

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. for

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin pro

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. for (in order to)
  2. for (belonging to)

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has articles on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

por m inan

  1. leek
  2. pore

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese por, from Latin prō ‎(for) (with metathetic shift due to per), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, form of *por-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. for (on behalf of)
    Faça isso por mim.
    Do this for me.
  2. for (in order to obtain)
    Espero por uma resposta.
    I wait for an answer.
    Eu farei de tudo por uma cópia deste livro.
    I will do anything for a copy of this book.
  3. for (over a period of time)
    Esperei por uma semana.
    I waited for one week.
  4. for (indicates something given in an exchange)
    Ela deu sua bicicleta pela minha.
    She gave her bicycle for mine.
  5. by (through the action or presence of)
    A manutenção é feita por engenheiros.
    The maintenance is carried out by engineers.
  6. by (indicates the creator of a work)
    Os livros por Tolkien são ótimos.
    Books by Tolkien are great.
  7. by (using the rules or logic of)
    Pela lei, deveríamos estar presos.
    By law, we should be in jail.
  8. by (in the formula “X por X” or “por Xs”, indicates a steady progression)
    Um por um.
    One by one
  9. by; in the name of (indicates an oath)
    Venceremos essa batalha, pelo rei!
    We shall win this battle, by the king!
  10. per; a; each (expresses the ratio of units)
    Tome uma pílula por dia.
    Take one pill per day.
  11. (arithmetic) by (indicates a mathematical division)
    Vinte por quatro é cinco.
    Twenty by four is five.
  12. through (entering and then leaving; being the medium of)
    Ainda passaríamos por muitos túneis antes de chegarmos.
    We would still pass through many tunnels before we arrived.
    Passar por uma situação difícil.
    Go through a difficult situation.
  13. around; about; near (in the vicinity of)
    O tesouro foi encontrado por Dudinka.
    The treasure was found around Dudinka.
    Gostamos de passear por aí.
    We like to stroll around.
  14. around; about; approximately (close in quantity, amount or value to)
    O preço de um prato nos mercados daqui é por vinte euros.
    The price of a plate in the local markets is around twenty euros.
    Partiremos pelas dez.
    We will leave around ten.
  15. throughout (in various parts of)
    Esse tipo de ruína é encontrado pela Escócia.
    This type of ruin is found throughout Scotland.
  16. for; in favour of (supporting)
    Somos pela melhora da educação.
    We are for the improvement of education.
  17. (in the formula “X por Y”, where X is a verb and Y the infinitive of the same verb, or of a synonym) for its own sake; without a motive
    Eu falei aquilo só por falar.
    I said that just to say something.
Synonyms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

Por mandatorily contracts with definite articles:

Contractions with indefinite articles are uncommon and very colloquial:

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:por.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

por

  1. Obsolete spelling of pôr, now a common misspelling

Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

por m

  1. feather

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French pore, from Latin porus, from Ancient Greek πόρος ‎(póros, passage).

Noun[edit]

por m ‎(plural pori)

  1. pore

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin porrus or porrum.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

por m ‎(plural pori)

  1. (popular) leek (Allium ampeloprasum)
  2. (popular) sand leek (Allium scorodoprasum)
  3. (popular) shallot (Allium ascalonicum)
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Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pór or pòr m inan ‎(genitive póra or pôra, nominative plural póri or pôri)

  1. leek

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pro, per.

Preposition[edit]

por

  1. by
  2. for
  3. through
  4. about
  5. due to
  6. (used with directions) over
    por allí
    over there

Derived terms[edit]

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

por c

  1. pore

Declension[edit]

Inflection of por
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative por poren porer porerna
Genitive pors porens porers porernas

Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian, from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur, also the origin of English fire, Ancient Greek πῦρ ‎(pûr), and Hittite 𒉺𒀪𒄯 ‎(paḫḫur). Compare Tocharian B puwar.

Noun[edit]

por

  1. fire