rancor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Early 13th century, from Old French rancor, from Latin rancor (rancidity, grudge, rancor), from ranceō (be rotten or putrid, stink), from which also English rancid.[1]

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Noun[edit]

rancor (countable and uncountable, plural rancors)

  1. The deepest malignity or spite; deep-seated enmity or malice; inveterate hatred.
    I could almost see the rancor in his eyes when he challenged me to a fight.

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  1. ^ rancor” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rancor m (plural rancores)

  1. rancor (the deepest malignity or spite)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ranc(eō) (I am rotten, putrid) +‎ -or (-ness, abstract noun suffix)

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Noun[edit]

rancor m (genitive rancōris); third declension (Late Latin)

  1. rancidity, stench, rankness
  2. grudge, rancor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rancor rancōrēs
Genitive rancōris rancōrum
Dative rancōrī rancōribus
Accusative rancōrem rancōrēs
Ablative rancōre rancōribus
Vocative rancor rancōrēs

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Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rancor f (oblique plural rancors, nominative singular rancor, nominative plural rancors)

  1. ill-will; negative opinion or intention

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rancor (rancor; putridity).

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Noun[edit]

rancor m (plural rancores)

  1. (usually uncountable) rancor; grudge (deep seated animosity)
    Ainda guardamos rancor pelo que fizeram conosco.
    We still hold a grudge for what you did to us.
    Synonyms: odiosidade, ressentimento

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