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3 letters words from 'orc'

COR 5ORC 5
ROC 5 

2 letters words from 'orc'

OR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of orc

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Definitions and meaning of orc

orc

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɔɹk/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɔːk/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)k

Etymology 1

From Middle French orque, Italian orca, and their source, Latin orca (type of whale).

Noun

orc (plural orcs)

  1. (archaic) Any of several large, ferocious sea creatures, now especially the killer whale. [from 16th c.]
Translations

Etymology 2

Probably from Italian orco (man-eating giant); later revived by J. R. R. Tolkien, partly after Old English orc (demon); both from Latin orcus (underworld). Doublet of ogre.

Noun

orc (plural orcs)

  1. (fantasy, mythology) A mythical evil monstrous humanoid creature, usually quite aggressive and often green. [from 17th c.]
    • 1656, Samuel Holland, Don Zara del Fogo, I.1:
      Who at one stroke didst pare away three heads from off the shoulders of an Orke, begotten by an Incubus.
    • 1834, "The National Fairy Mythology of England" in Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Vol. 10, p. 53:
      The chief exploit of the hero, Beowulf the Great, is the destruction of the two monsters Grendel and his mother; both like most of the evil beings in the old times, dwellers in the fens and the waters; and both, moreover, as some Christian bard has taken care to inform us, of "Cain's kin," as were also the eotens, and the elves, and the orcs (eótenas, and ylfe, and orcneas).
    • 1954, JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring:
      There was a flash like flame and the helm burst asunder. The orc fell with cloven head.
  2. (fantasy) A porcine humanoid monster larger than humans, sometimes pink. (found in Japanese pop-culture and called "orc" when imported to the West)

Hypernyms

  • greenskin

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • ogre
  • goblin
  • troll

Anagrams

  • COR, CRO, CoR, Cor., OCR, ROC, cor, cor-, roc

Catalan

Noun

orc m (plural orcs)

  1. An orc.

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ork/, [orˠk]

Etymology 1

Compare Old Saxon ork.

Noun

orc m

  1. cup, tankard

Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin orcus.

Noun

orc m

  1. demon
  2. hell

Declension


Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *ɸorkos, from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos. Cognate with Latin porcus and English farrow.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ork/

Noun

orc m

  1. piglet
    Synonym: banb

Declension

Mutation

Descendants

  • Irish: arc
  • Manx: ark

References

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “orc”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Portuguese

Noun

orc m (plural orcs)

  1. (fantasy) orc (evil, monstrous humanoid creature)

Source: wiktionary.org