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

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan 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 pure, masculine plural purs, feminine plural pures)

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

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur (strong nominative masculine singular purer, 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.
    Delicious snacks and first-class wine ensured pure, unadulterated pleasure.
  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]

  • 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.
  • Pur may at times be postpositioned, especially when the noun has no article or determiner with it. This use has been generalised from the context of food and drink, where it is also found with some other adjectives (e.g. Kaffee schwarz for schwarzer Kaffee).

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • pur” in Duden online
  • pur” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pur (comparative plus pur, superlative le plus pur)

  1. pure

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpur/
  • Rhymes: -ur
  • Hyphenation: pùr

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

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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]

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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) (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran)

  1. pure
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pur m (plural purs) (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter)

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

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Romansch · figuras da schah (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
retg dama tur currider chaval pur

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
Masculine plural3 pure
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.
3) Dated or archaic

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh pur, from Proto-Brythonic *pʉr, 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.