torpedo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish), from torpēdō (numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) and -dō (noun suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *ster (stiff), see also Old English steorfan (to die), Ancient Greek στερεός (stereos, solid), Lithuanian tirpstu (to become rigid), Old Church Slavonic трупети (trupeti)

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a self-propelled explosive torpedo in a museum
a spotted torpedo fish (Torpedo marmorata)
a rail transport torpedo on a railway line

torpedo (plural torpedoes or torpedos)

  1. (military) A cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon.
  2. A fish having wings that generate electric current, a kind of electric ray.
  3. (regional) A submarine sandwich.
  4. (archaic, military) A naval mine.
  5. (obsolete, military) An explosive device buried underground and set off remotely, to destroy fortifications, troops, or cavalry; a land torpedo
  6. (slang) A professional gunman or assassin.
  7. (rail transport, US) a small explosive device attached to the top of the rail to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it
  8. A kind of firework in the form of a small ball, or pellet, which explodes when thrown upon a hard object.

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torpedo (third-person singular simple present torpedoes, present participle torpedoing, simple past and past participle torpedoed)

  1. To send a torpedo, usually from a submarine, that explodes below the waterline of the target ship.
  2. To sink a ship with one of more torpedoes.
  3. To undermine or destroy any endeavor with a stealthy, powerful attack.

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

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torpedo f, m (plural torpedo's, diminutive torpedootje n)

  1. torpedo

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

torpedo f (invariable)

  1. tourer (motorcar)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From torpeō (I am stiff, numb).

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torpēdō f (genitive torpēdinis); third declension

  1. lethargy, inertness, sluggishness
  2. torpedo fish

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative torpēdō torpēdinēs
genitive torpēdinis torpēdinum
dative torpēdinī torpēdinibus
accusative torpēdinem torpēdinēs
ablative torpēdine torpēdinibus
vocative torpēdō torpēdinēs

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Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

torpedo

  1. torpedo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish), from torpēdō (numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) and -dō (noun suffix). Compare torpor.

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torpedo m (plural torpedos)

  1. torpedo (submarine weapon)
  2. SMS (a text message sent on a cell phone)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /torpěːdo/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

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torpédo m (Cyrillic spelling торпе́до)

  1. torpedo

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish).

Noun[edit]

torpedo m (plural torpedos)

  1. torpedo (fish)
  2. torpedo (weapon)

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