spore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Modern Latin spora, from Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá, seed, a sowing), related to σπόρος (spóros, sowing) and σπείρω (speírō, to sow), from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (to strew) (compare English spread).

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Noun[edit]

spore (plural spores)

  1. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
  2. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.

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Verb[edit]

spore (third-person singular simple present spores, present participle sporing, simple past and past participle spored)

  1. To produce spores.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spoːrə/, [ˈsb̥oːɐ]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

spore c (singular definite sporen, plural indefinite sporer)

  1. spore (reproductive particle)
  2. spore (resistant particle produced by bacterium or protist)
  3. spur (a rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse)
  4. spur (anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse)
  5. spur (an appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster)
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Etymology 2[edit]

  • (to spur):, from spore (spur).
  • (to trace):, from spor (track, trail, scent).

Verb[edit]

spore (imperative spor, infinitive at spore, present tense sporer, past tense sporede, perfect tense er/har sporet)

  1. spur (to prod)
  2. spur (to urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive)
  3. trace (to follow the trail of)
  4. scent (to detect the scent of)
  5. feel, notice, perceive
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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

spore f

  1. plural of spora

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English spora, spura, from Proto-Germanic *spurô.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔːr(ə)/, /ˈspoːr(ə)/, /ˈspur(ə)/

Noun[edit]

spore (plural spores or sporen)

  1. A spur; a prod for horses at the back of one's shoes.
  2. A spur as a representation of knightly status.
  3. The spike of the claws of a rooster (or other bird).
  4. (rare) A low support made of wood.
  5. (heraldry, rare) A heraldic depiction of a spur.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English spor, from Proto-Germanic *spurą; probably assimilated in phonological form to Etymology 1.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔːr(ə)/, /ˈspoːr(ə)/, /ˈspur(ə)/

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spore

  1. (rare, in compounds) A track or trace.
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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun spor

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spore (imperative spor, present tense sporer, passive spores, simple past spora or sporet or sporte, past participle spora or sporet or sport, present participle sporende)

  1. to trace, track

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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From Old Norse spora and the noun spor

Verb[edit]

spore (present tense sporar, past tense spora, past participle spora, passive infinitive sporast, present participle sporande, imperative spor/spore)

  1. to trace, track

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Polish[edit]

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spore

  1. inflection of spory:
    1. neuter nominative singular
    2. neuter accusative singular
    3. neuter vocative singular
    4. nonvirile nominative plural
    5. nonvirile accusative plural
    6. nonvirile vocative plural