torre

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See also: Torre, torré, tôrre, and torrë

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin turris, turrem, from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis).

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower

References[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin turris, turrem, from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis).

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]

Torre de 8 amb folre

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan torre, from Latin turris, turrem, from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook or castle
  3. (castells) a castell consisting of two castellers per level of the tronc
  4. (historical) an agricultural estate on the outskirts of a town farmed by a tenant farmer
  5. villa

Derived terms[edit]

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]


Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish torre

Noun[edit]

torre

  1. tower.

Galician[edit]

Torre de Hércules, by Camilo Díaz Baliño, 1933
Torre dos Andrade, Pontedeume

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese torre, from Latin turris, turrem (tower), borrowed from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. (architecture, military) stronghold, keep, tower house
  2. (architecture) tower
    • c1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 806:
      prouarõ tres escaleyras de fuste et acharõnas curtas; et desi atarõnas a hũa cõ a outra et deytarõnas a hũa torre
      they tried three wooden ladders but found them too short; and so they tied them together and leaned them against a tower
  3. (chess) rook
    Synonym: roque

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • torre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • torre” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • torre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • torre” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • torre” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtor.re/
  • 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 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]

Verb[edit]

tòrre (first-person singular present tòlgo, first-person singular past historic tòlsi, past participle tòlto, auxiliary avere)

  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

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þorri. Akin to Faroese torri and Icelandic þorri.

Noun[edit]

torre m (definite singular torren, indefinite plural torrar, definite plural torrane)

  1. (historical, month) Thorri

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan torre, from Latin turris, turrem, from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
    Synonym: tor

Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin turris, turrem.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. tower

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: torre
  • Occitan: torre

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: arranha-céu, arranha-céus
Descendants[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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtore/, [ˈt̪o.re]

Noun[edit]

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook
    Synonym: roque
  3. skyscraper (high building)
    Synonym: rascacielos

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Spanish · piezas de ajedrez (layout · text)
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rey dama, reina 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