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4 letters words from 'orca'

ACRO 6ARCO 6
ORCA 6 

3 letters words from 'orca'

ARC 5CAR 5
COR 5OAR 3
OCA 5ORA 3
ORC 5ROC 5

2 letters words from 'orca'

AR 2OR 2

All 4 letters words made out of orca

orca roca ocra cora rcoa croa orac roac oarc aorc raoc aroc ocar coar oacr aocr caor acor rcao crao raco arco caro acro

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Definitions and meaning of orca

orca

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin orca (tun, cask; whale), see there for more. Although the origin is obscure, the sometimes-cited association with orcus (underworld) is folk-etymology.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔɹkə/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɔːkə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)kə

Noun

orca (plural orcas or orca)

  1. A sea mammal (Orcinus orca) related to dolphins and porpoises, commonly called the killer whale.
    Synonyms: grampus, killer whale, blackfish

Translations

See also

  • ork, orc

Anagrams

  • AOCR, Arco, Caro, Cora, RAOC, Roca, acro, acro-, arco, ocra

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin orca.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈɔɾ.kə/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈɔr.kə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɔɾ.ka/

Noun

orca f (plural orques)

  1. orca

Further reading

  • “orca” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Galician

Etymology

From Latin orca.

Pronunciation

Noun

orca f (plural orcas)

  1. orca, killer whale
    Synonym: candorca

Further reading

  • “orca” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

Hungarian

Etymology

A compound of orr (nose) +‎ száj (mouth)orrszáj, transformed to orca over the centuries.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈort͡sɒ]
  • Hyphenation: or‧ca
  • Rhymes: -t͡sɒ

Noun

orca (plural orcák)

  1. (archaic) cheek
    Holonym: (face) arc
    • 1844, Sándor Petőfi, János vitéz,[1] chapter 4, stanza 5, lines 1–2, translated by John Ridland:[2]
      „Hej, Iluskám! hogyne volnék én halovány, / Mikor szép orcádat utószor látom tán…”
      “Oh, Nelly love! How could I help but look white, / When your lovely face soon will be torn from my sight…”
    • 1872, Mór Jókai, Az arany ember[3] (Timar’s Two Worlds),[4] part 1, chapter 2, translated by Mrs. Hegan Kennard:
      A kormányos ölnyi termetű kemény férfi volt, erősen rezes arcszínnel, a két orcáján a pirosság vékony hajszálerek szövevényében fejezte ki magát, miktől a szeme fehére is recés volt.
      The steersman is a six-foot weather-beaten sailor with a very red face, whose color on both cheeks comes from a network of veins with which the white of the eye is also transfused.

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

  • orca in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish orca.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔɾˠkə/

Noun

orca f (genitive singular orcan, nominative plural oircne)

  1. (literary) calf (of leg)
    Synonyms: colpa, pluc

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "orca" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “orca”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Entries containing “orca” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “orca” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔr.ka/

Noun

orca f (plural orche)

  1. killer whale; orca
    Synonym: balena assassina

Anagrams

  • acro, acro-, arco, arcò, caro, ocra, roca

Latin

Etymology

Either borrowed from Ancient Greek ὕρχη (húrkhē, earthen fish-salting vessel), or else both borrowed separately from a substrate Mediterranean language. The sense of whale is likely influenced by ὄρυξ (órux, pickaxe; oryx; narwhal).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈor.ka/, [ˈɔrkä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈor.ka/, [ˈɔrkä]

Noun

orca f (genitive orcae); first declension

  1. orc, orca (kind of whale)
  2. butt, tun (large-bellied vessel)

Declension

First-declension noun.

References

  • orca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • orca in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • orca in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • orca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • orca in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • orca in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: or‧ca

Noun

orca f (plural orcas)

  1. orca
    Synonym: baleia-assassina

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin orca.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈoɾka/, [ˈoɾ.ka]
  • Hyphenation: or‧ca
  • Homophone: horca

Noun

orca f (plural orcas, masculine orco, masculine plural orcos)

  1. orca, killer whale
    Synonym: ballena asesina

Anagrams

  • arco, caro, cora, raco, roca

Further reading

  • “orca” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a marine mammal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)