torpedo

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See also: Torpedo, torpédo, and torpedó

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(stereós, solid), Lithuanian tirpstu(to become rigid), Old Church Slavonic трупети(trupeti)

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Noun[edit]

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.
  9. An automobile with a torpedo body.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (sandwich): see sub
  • (rail transport): detonator (UK)
  • (an explosive underwater projectile): torp (abbreviation)

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Verb[edit]

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]

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  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

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(stereós, solid), Lithuanian tirpstu(to become rigid), Old Church Slavonic трупети(trupeti)

Noun[edit]

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

  1. torpedo

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt̪o̞rpe̞ːdo̞/

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Noun[edit]

torpedo

  1. torpedo (self-propelled cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of torpedo (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative torpedo torpedot
genitive torpedon torpedojen
torpedoiden
torpedoitten
partitive torpedoa torpedoja
torpedoita
illative torpedoon torpedoihin
singular plural
nominative torpedo torpedot
accusative nom. torpedo torpedot
gen. torpedon
genitive torpedon torpedojen
torpedoiden
torpedoitten
partitive torpedoa torpedoja
torpedoita
inessive torpedossa torpedoissa
elative torpedosta torpedoista
illative torpedoon torpedoihin
adessive torpedolla torpedoilla
ablative torpedolta torpedoilta
allative torpedolle torpedoille
essive torpedona torpedoina
translative torpedoksi torpedoiksi
instructive torpedoin
abessive torpedotta torpedoitta
comitative torpedoineen

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

torpedo f ‎(invariable)

  1. tourer (motorcar)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

torpeō(I am stiff or numb) +‎ -ēdō

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Noun[edit]

torpēdō f ‎(genitive torpēdinis); third declension

  1. lethargy, inertness, sluggishness
  2. torpedo fish

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case 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 Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin, via English torpedo or German Torpedo

Noun[edit]

torpedo m ‎(definite singular torpedoen, indefinite plural torpedoer, definite plural torpedoene)

  1. a torpedo

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, via English torpedo or German Torpedo

Noun[edit]

torpedo m ‎(definite singular torpedoen, indefinite plural torpedoar, definite plural torpedoane)

  1. a 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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