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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References[edit]

  1. ^ rancor” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rancor m (plural rancores)

  1. rancor (the deepest malignity or spite)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ranceō (be rotten or putrid).

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Noun[edit]

rancor m (genitive rancōris); third declension

  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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References[edit]

  • rancor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “rancor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • rancor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

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. grudge (deep seated animosity)
  2. (uncountable) rancor

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