pur

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See also: PUR, pür, and pur-

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
    • a. 1828, John Gardiner Calkins Brainard, On Connecticut River
      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.

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Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German būre, gibūre, from Old High German gibūro, from būr (peasant). Cognate with German Bauer, Dutch buur, English bower.

Noun[edit]

pur m

  1. (Gressoney, Carcoforo) farmer

References[edit]

  • “pur” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan pur, from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

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

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle English pur (pure), from Old French pur (pure)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): /pyːr/
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): /piːr/

Adjective[edit]

pur

  1. pure, absolute

Mutation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Universal Dictionary 1986

Dalmatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pāret, third person singular present active indicative of pareō.

Verb[edit]

pur

  1. to appear

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pur, from Old French pur, from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

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

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle High German pūr (14th c.), from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur (comparative purer, superlative am pursten)

  1. pure, mere, sheer (nothing other than)
    Synonyms: rein, blank, bloß, schier
    Die pure Verzweiflung hat ihn dazu getrieben.
    It was pure despair that drove him into it.
    Köstliche Häppchen und erstklassiger Wein sorgten für Genuss pur in jeder Hinsicht.
    Delicious snacks and first-class wine ensured pure, unadulterated pleasure in every respect.
  2. pure (not mixed with another ingredient)
    Synonyms: rein, unverdünnt, unvermischt
    Er trinkt puren Wodka.
    He drinks pure vodka.
    Er trinkt Wodka pur.
    He drinks vodka straight.
  3. (rare) pure (not polluted or sullied)
    Synonyms: rein, sauber, schadstofffrei, unverdorben

Usage notes[edit]

  • The construction "X[noun] pur," with the adjective pur uninflected and positioned after the noun, is used idiomatically in a sense of "pure and simple"
  • As a more flexible equivalent for English pure use the adjective rein, especially in moral and other figurative senses.
  • Due to the semantic constraints, the compared forms, especially the comparative purer, are infrequent.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[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

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]

From Latin pūrus.

Adjective[edit]

pur m (oblique and nominative feminine singular pure)

  1. pure
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See por

Preposition[edit]

pur

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of por

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pūrus, French pur.

Adjective[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of por. 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]

Borrowed from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur (not comparable)

  1. (somewhat dated) pure

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pur
Indefinite 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 the predicative.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur (feminine singular pur, plural purion, 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.