torc

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See also: torç

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

torc ‎(plural torcs)

  1. Alternative spelling of torque (necklace)

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

torc¹

From Old Irish torc¹, from Proto-Celtic *torkos ‎(boar).

Noun[edit]

torc m ‎(genitive singular toirc, nominative plural toirc)

  1. wild boar (Sus scrofa)
  2. portly, corpulent, person; man of substance
Derived terms[edit]
  • torcán m ‎(little, young, boar; small corpulent person)
  • torc-chú m ‎(boarhound)
  • torcshleá f ‎(boar-spear)

Etymology 2[edit]

torc²

From Old Irish torc², from Latin torquis.

Noun[edit]

torc m ‎(genitive singular toirc, nominative plural toirc)

  1. torque (braided necklace or collar)

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from English torque, from Latin torqueō ‎(I twist).

Noun[edit]

torc m ‎(genitive singular toirc, nominative plural toirc)

  1. (physics) torque

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
torc thorc dtorc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

torc¹

From Proto-Celtic *torkos ‎(boar) (compare Welsh twrch).

Noun[edit]

torc m

  1. boar
  2. chieftain, hero
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

torc²

Borrowing from Latin torquis.

Noun[edit]

torc m

  1. torque (necklace)
Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
torc thorc torc
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

torc

  1. first-person singular present tense form of toarce.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of toarce.
  3. third-person plural present tense form of toarce.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish torc¹, from Proto-Celtic *torkos ‎(boar).

Noun[edit]

torc m ‎(genitive singular tuirc, plural tuirc)

  1. boar

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1 torc (‘boar’)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.