scur

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

scur (plural scurs)

  1. (veterinary) A distorted horn, regrown after the disbudding operation of a goat, sheep, or cow.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare scour (to run).

Verb[edit]

scur (third-person singular simple present scurs, present participle scurring, simple past and past participle scurred)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete, Britain, dialect) To move hastily; to scour.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably ultimately from Latin obscūrus, perhaps through the intermediate of Italian scuro.

Adjective[edit]

scur

  1. dark brown (usually of hair)
  2. (figuratively) sombre

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skūrō, whence also Old High German scūr, Old Norse skúr, from PIE root *kew-(e)ro-

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sċūr ?

  1. shower

Descendants[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skūrō, whence also Old Saxon skūr, Old English scūr, Old Norse skúr.

Noun[edit]

scūr ?

  1. shower

Descendants[edit]