pur

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pur ‎(plural purs)

  1. Dated form of purr (low murmuring sound as of a cat)
    • 1895, Jacob Mendes Da Costa, Medical diagnosis (page 294)
      The first — called by Laennec, from its resemblance to the pur of a cat, the purring tremor — is nearly always indicative of a valvular lesion. The second is caused by the to-and-fro motion of a roughened pericardium.

Verb[edit]

pur ‎(third-person singular simple present purs, present participle purring, simple past and past participle purred)

  1. Dated form of purr
    • John G. C. Brainard
      And there the wild-cat purs amid her brood.
    • 1840, The Visitor: Or, Monthly Instructor (page 182)
      It appears to me, past all doubt, that its [the goatsucker's] notes are formed by organic impulse, by the parts of its windpipe formed for sound, just as cats pur.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin purus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur m ‎(feminine pura, masculine plural purs, feminine plural pures)

  1. pure
  2. not contaminated
  3. innocent
  4. authentic, genuine

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Cornish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [py:r]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [pi:r]

Adjective[edit]

pur}

  1. pure, absolute

Mutation[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin purus

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur m ‎(feminine singular pure, masculine plural purs, feminine plural pures)

  1. pure (unspoilt)
  2. pure (undiluted)

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur ‎(comparative purer, superlative am pursten)

  1. pure (free of flaws or imperfections)

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • pur in Duden online

Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur ‎(comparative plus pur, superlative le plus pur)

  1. pure

Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pur

  1. apocopic form of pure

Conjunction[edit]

pur

  1. apocopic form of pure

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

pur

  1. rafsi of purci.

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pur, from Latin pūrus.

Adjective[edit]

pur m

  1. (Jersey) pure

Derived terms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin purus

Adjective[edit]

pur m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular pure)

  1. pure
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: pure (borrowed)
  • French: pur

Etymology 2[edit]

See por

Preposition[edit]

pur

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of por

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pūrus, French pur.

Adjective[edit]

pur m, n ‎(feminine singular pură, masculine plural puri, feminine and neuter plural pure)

  1. pure, clean, clear
  2. mere
Declension[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Latin porrum.

Noun[edit]

pur m ‎(plural puri)

  1. sand leek (Allium rotundum)
  2. serpent's garlic

Declension[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pūrus

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Puter, Vallader) pür

Adjective[edit]

pur m (feminine singular pura, masculine plural purs, feminine plural puras)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) pure
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Of Germanic origin, cognate with German Bauer, Dutch boer.

Noun[edit]

pur m (plural purs)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter) peasant, farmer
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader, chess) pawn
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Surmiran) pour
  • (Vallader) paur (peasant, farmer)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin purus

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur

  1. (somewhat dated) pure

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pur
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular pur
Neuter singular purt
Plural pura
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 pure
All pura
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur ‎(feminine singular pur, plural pur, equative pured, comparative purach, superlative puraf)

  1. pure

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pur bur mhur phur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.