terror

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • terrour (obsolete or hypercorrect)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French terreur ‎(terror, fear, dread), from Latin accusative terrorem ‎(fright, fear, terror), from terrere ‎(to frighten, terrify), from Proto-Indo-European *tre- ‎(to shake), Proto-Indo-European *tres- ‎(to tremble).

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terror ‎(countable and uncountable, plural terrors)

  1. (uncountable) Intense dread, fright, or fear.
  2. (countable) Specific instance of being intensely terrified.
  3. (uncountable) The action or quality of causing dread; terribleness, especially such qualities in narrative fiction.
    • 1921, Edith Birkhead, The tale of terror: a study of the Gothic romance
  4. (countable) Something or someone that causes such fear.
    • 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson
      The terrors of the storm
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.
  5. (uncountable) terrorism
    a terror attack; the War on Terror

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror.

Noun[edit]

terror m, f ‎(plural terrors)

  1. terror, horror

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

terror c (singular definite terroren, not used in plural form)

  1. terror

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English terror, from Latin terror. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛrːor]
  • Hyphenation: ter‧ror

Noun[edit]

terror ‎(plural terrorok)

  1. terror

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative terror terrorok
accusative terrort terrorokat
dative terrornak terroroknak
instrumental terrorral terrorokkal
causal-final terrorért terrorokért
translative terrorrá terrorokká
terminative terrorig terrorokig
essive-formal terrorként terrorokként
essive-modal
inessive terrorban terrorokban
superessive terroron terrorokon
adessive terrornál terroroknál
illative terrorba terrorokba
sublative terrorra terrorokra
allative terrorhoz terrorokhoz
elative terrorból terrorokból
delative terrorról terrorokról
ablative terrortól terroroktól
Possessive forms of terror
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. terrorom terroraim
2nd person sing. terrorod terroraid
3rd person sing. terrora terrorai
1st person plural terrorunk terroraink
2nd person plural terrorotok terroraitok
3rd person plural terroruk terroraik

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From terreō ‎(frighten, terrify).

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Noun[edit]

terror m ‎(genitive terrōris); third declension

  1. a dread, terror, great fear, alarm, panic
  2. an object of fear or dread

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative terror terrōrēs
genitive terrōris terrōrum
dative terrōrī terrōribus
accusative terrōrem terrōrēs
ablative terrōre terrōribus
vocative terror terrōrēs

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References[edit]

  • terror in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • terror in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to inspire fear, terror: timorem, terrorem alicui inicere, more strongly incutere
    • terror, panic seizes some one: terror incidit alicui
    • terror, panic seizes some one: terror invadit in aliquem (rarely alicui, after Livy aliquem)
    • to overwhelm some one with terror: in terrorem conicere aliquem

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror, via English terror

Noun[edit]

terror m ‎(definite singular terroren, uncountable)

  1. terror

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror, via English terror

Noun[edit]

terror m ‎(definite singular terroren, uncountable)

  1. terror

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror.

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Noun[edit]

terror m (plural terrores)

  1. terror (intense fear)
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 493:
      Os olhos do elfo se arregalavam de terror e ele tremia.
  2. (Brazil, slang) a very troublesome person or thing
    Você é um terror, garoto! - You're naughty, boy!
    Esses bandidos são um terror - Those criminals are terrible!

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:terror.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin terror.

Noun[edit]

terror m ‎(plural terrores)

  1. horror
  2. terror

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terror c

  1. terror

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