torre

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See also: Torre, torré, tôrre, and torrë

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin turris.

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Asturian · pieces d'axedrez (layout · text)
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rei dama, reina torre alfil caballu peón

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin turris.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook or castle

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Catalan · peces d'escacs (layout · text)
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rei reina, dama torre alfil cavall peó

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin turris.

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Galician · pezas de xadrez (layout · text)
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rei raíña, dama torre, roque alfil cabalo peón

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin turris, from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis), likely ultimately a Mediterranean substrate loan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtor.re/, [ˈt̪orːe]
  • Hyphenation: tór‧re
  • Rhymes: -orre

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torri)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook, castle
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]
Chess pieces in Italian · pezzi degli scacchi (layout · text)
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re regina,
donna
torre alfiere cavallo pedone

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin tollere, infinitive of tollō (to lift up; to take away), from Proto-Italic *tolnō, from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥néh₂ti ~ *tl̥nh₂énti, from the root *telh₂- (to bear, carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔr.re/, [ˈt̪ɔrːe]
  • Hyphenation: tòr‧re
  • Rhymes: -ɔrre

Verb[edit]

torre

  1. (literary) Archaic form of togliere.

Anagrams[edit]


Kinikinao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese torre.

Noun[edit]

torre

  1. tower (tall structure)
    • Pitiwoko, A Cidade in 2008, Ilda de Souza, Koenukunoe emo'u: A língua dos índios Kinikinau, page 187:
      [] , muyopeti mopo'e torre kemomoati wanuke aoeti muyopeti.
      [] , and it wasn’t one of those important churches, stone walls with towers pointing to the sky.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

torrē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of torreō

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin turris.

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower

Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin turris.

Noun[edit]

torre f (oblique plural torres, nominative singular torre, nominative plural torres)

  1. tower

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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torre

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese torre (tower), from Latin turrem (tower), accusative singular of turris, from Ancient Greek τύρσις (túrsis, tower, bastion).

Cognate with Galician torre, Spanish torre, Catalan torre, Occitan torre, French tour and Italian torre.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
    A torre oferece uma vista panorâmica da cidade.
    The tower provides a panoramic view of the city.
  2. (chess) rook
  3. skyscraper
Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Portuguese · peças de xadrez (layout · text)
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rei rainha, dama torre bispo cavalo peão

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

torre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of torrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of torrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of torrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of torrar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish torre, from Latin turrem, accusative singular of turris, from Ancient Greek τύρσις (túrsis, tower, bastion).

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook
  3. skyscraper (high building)

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Spanish · piezas de ajedrez (layout · text)
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rey reina, dama torre, roque alfil caballo peón

West Flemish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch torre, from Old Dutch turn, from Old French tur, from Latin turris.

Noun[edit]

torre m

  1. tower