tabor

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See also: tábor, Tábor, and Tabor

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English, from Old French tabour, ultimately from Arabic طُنْبُور(ṭunbūr).

Noun[edit]

tabor (plural tabors)

  1. A small drum.
    1. In traditional music, a small drum played with a single stick, leaving the player's other hand free to play a melody on a three-holed pipe.
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Verb[edit]

tabor (third-person singular simple present tabors, present participle taboring, simple past and past participle tabored)

  1. (transitive) To make (a sound) with a tabor.
  2. To strike lightly and frequently.

Etymology 2[edit]

From various Slavic languages, from a Turkic language. Compare Ottoman Turkish طابور(tabur).

Noun[edit]

tabor (plural tabors)

  1. A military train of men and wagons; an encampment of such resources.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 269:
      A Polish-Lithuanian tabor besieged by twenty or thirty thousand Tartars must have closely resembled the overland wagon trains of American pioneers attacked by the Sioux or the Cherokee.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic طُنْبُور(ṭunbūr) or Persian طبل(drum), related to Armenian տաւիղ (tawił), English tabla and tambour.

Noun[edit]

tabor m (oblique plural tabors, nominative singular tabors, nominative plural tabor)

  1. tambour (drum)

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Czech Tábor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.bɔr/
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Noun[edit]

tabor m inan (diminutive taborek)

  1. (singular only) vehicle fleet
  2. (singular only) rolling stock
  3. (historical) A nomadic group of Gypsies.
    Synonym: szatra
  4. (historical, military) wagon fort

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Further reading[edit]

  • tabor in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tabor in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian tábor, from Ottoman Turkish طابور(tabur).

Noun[edit]

tȃbor m (Cyrillic spelling та̑бор)

  1. camp

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /taˈboɾ/, [t̪aˈβ̞oɾ]

Noun[edit]

tabor m (plural tabores)

  1. (military) a small battalion