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3 letters words from 'tor'

ORT 3ROT 3
TOR 3 

2 letters words from 'tor'

OR 2TO 2

All 3 letters words made out of tor

tor otr tro rto ort rot

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Definitions and meaning of tor

tor

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /tɔɹ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɔː(ɹ)/
  • Homophones: tore (in accents with the horse-hoarse merger), torr (all accents), tour (in accents with the pour-poor merger), taw (in non-rhotic accents)

Etymology 1

From Middle English tor, torr-, from Old English torr, tor (a high rock, lofty hill, tower), possibly from Proto-Celtic, compare Old Welsh *tor (hill); ultimately from Latin turris (tower), from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis, tower), of non-Indo-European origin. Cognate with Cornish tor, Scottish Gaelic tòrr, Welsh tŵr, Irish tor, French tor, and Romansch tor/tur/tuor; the first four are from Proto-Celtic (from Latin turris), the last two directly from Latin turris (from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis) and τύρσις (túrsis)). It is not clear whether the Celtic forms were borrowed from Old English or vice versa. Doublet of tower.

Noun

tor (plural tors)

  1. (geology) A craggy outcrop of rock on the summit of a hill, created by the erosion and weathering of rock.
    • 1902, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9:
      The moon was low upon the right, and the jagged pinnacle of a granite tor stood up against the lower curve of its silver disc.
    • 1855, Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho!, Tickor and Fields (1855), pages 104-105:
      Bursdon and Welsford were then, as now, a rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree, or anything save few and far between a world-old furze-bank which marked the common rights of some distant cattle farm, and crossed then, not as now, by a decent road, but by a rough confused trackway, the remnant of an old Roman road from Clovelly dikes to Launceston.
  2. (South-West England) A hill with such rock formation.
    • 2008, Lydia Joyce, Shadows of the Night, Signet Eclipse (2008), →ISBN, page 242:
      She had slipped the letters into her pocket next to the packet of antique documents and had taken an umbrella—as the sky was ominous out over the distant tors—and strolled around the manor house and down the road toward the village.
  3. (Britain, dialect) A tower; a turret.
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Translations

Etymology 2

Adjective

tor (comparative more tor, superlative most tor)

  1. Alternative form of tore ("hard, difficult; strong; rich").

Anagrams

  • ORT, OTR, ROT, RTO, TRO, ort, rot

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch tor, from Middle Dutch torre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔr/

Noun

tor (plural torre)

  1. beetle

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Common Turkic *tor. Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (tor, net).

Noun

tor (definite accusative toru, plural torlar)

  1. net

Declension


Breton

Etymology

From Middle Breton torr, teur, from Old Breton tar, from Proto-Celtic *torr-V- (belly), of uncertain origin; according to Matasovic, of non-Indo-European origin, but according to MacBain, from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁- (to turn, rub), cognate with Proto-Germanic *þarmaz (guts, intestines), Ancient Greek τάμισος (támisos, rennet).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtoːr/

Noun

tor m (plural torioù, collective toroù)

  1. (anatomy) belly, stomach, abdomen

Mutation

Synonyms

  • kof

Noun

tor

  1. Hard mutation of dor.

Mutation

References

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “torrV-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 385
  • MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911) , “tàrr”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page tàrr

Cimbrian

Etymology

From Middle High German tor, from Old High German tor, from Proto-Germanic *durą (large door; gate). Cognate with German Tor, English door.

Noun

tor n (Luserna)

  1. gate, gateway
  2. large doorway

References

  • “tor” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /toːr/, [tˢoːˀɐ̯]

Verb

tor

  1. present of to

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch torre, of uncertain origin, possibly an imitative Middle Dutch base turren (buzz). Compare cognate West Frisian tuorre, toarre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔr/
  • Hyphenation: tor
  • Rhymes: -ɔr

Noun

tor f (plural torren, diminutive torretje n)

  1. beetle, insect of the order Coleoptera

Synonyms

  • kever

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: tor

Anagrams

  • rot

Further reading

  • van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010) , “tor”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈtor]
  • Hyphenation: tor
  • Rhymes: -or

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

tor (plural torok)

  1. (literary, archaic or folksy) meal, repast (ceremonial meal held after weddings, funerals, or other special occasions)
Declension
Derived terms
  • disznótor

Etymology 2

From Latin thorax, from Ancient Greek θώραξ (thṓrax, breastplate, chest), created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.

Noun

tor (plural torok)

  1. (zoology) thorax (of an arthropod)
    Coordinate terms: fej, potroh
Declension

Further reading

  • (ceremonial meal): tor in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • (thorax): tor in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [t̪ˠɔɾˠ]

Etymology 1

From Old Irish tor.

Noun

tor m (genitive singular toir, nominative plural toir)

  1. bush, shrub; clump, tuft
    Synonym: tom
  2. head (of cabbage)
    Synonym: ceann
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Probably from Proto-Celtic (Cornish tor, Scottish Gaelic tòrr), possibly borrowed from Old English torr (a high rock, tower), though the reverse is more likely; all ultimately from Latin turris (tower) and of non-Indo-European origin.

More at English tor and tor. Also compare Latin Taurini.

Noun

tor m (genitive singular toir, nominative plural toir)

  1. (geography) tall rock; steep rocky height
  2. (literary) tower; towering warrior, pillar (of battle)
Declension

Further reading

  • “tor” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Etymology 3

Noun

tor m

  1. Alternative form of toradh

Etymology 4

Noun

tor m (genitive singular toir, nominative plural toir)

  1. Alternative form of tarathar
Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "tor" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “tor” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Occitan

Noun

tor f (plural tors)

  1. tower
    Synonym: torre

Old French

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • tur, tour, toer

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tur/
  • Rhymes: -ur

Noun

tor f (oblique plural tors, nominative singular tor, nominative plural tors)

  1. tower
Descendants
  • Middle French: tour
    • French: tour
      • Breton: tour
  • Walloon: tour
  • Middle Low German: tōrn, tōren
    • German Low German: Toorn, Toren
    • Estonian: torn
    • Latvian: tornis
    • Old Norse: turn
      • Danish: tårn
      • Faroese: torn
      • Icelandic: turn
      • Norwegian: tårn
        • Northern Sami: toardna
      • Swedish: torn
        • Finnish: torni
  • Old Dutch: turn
    • Middle Dutch: torre
      • Dutch: toren
        • Afrikaans: toring
      • Limburgish: toeare
      • West Flemish: torre
  • Old English: torr, tūr, tor
    • Middle English: tour, tur, tor
      • English: tower
        • German: Tower
        • Hindi: टावर (ṭāvar)
        • Japanese: タワー (tawā)
        • Korean: 타워 (tawo)
        • Northern Kurdish: tawer
        • Punjabi: ਟਾਵਰ (ṭāvar)
      • Scots: tour, towr
  • Old Frisian: torn
    • West Frisian: toer
  • Old High German: torn
    • Middle High German: turn, turm
      • Alemannic German: Durm, Tuure
      • Bavarian: Tuam
      • Luxembourgish: Tur
      • German: Turm
        • Hungarian: torony
        • Lower Sorbian: torm
        • Luxembourgish: Tuerm
        • Romanian: turn
      • Yiddish: טורעם(turem)
      • Polish: turma
  • Irish: túr
  • Scottish Gaelic: tùr

Etymology 2

From Latin taurus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔr/
  • Rhymes: -ɔr

Noun

tor m (oblique plural tors, nominative singular tors, nominative plural tor)

  1. bull (bovine)

Derived terms

  • torel (whence French taureau)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔr/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *torъ, from *terti.

Noun

tor m inan

  1. track, course, path
  2. rail track
  3. lane (a part of a sports track)
  4. trajectory

Declension

Derived terms
  • (verb) torować
  • (nouns) torowiec, torowisko
  • (adjective) torowy

Etymology 2

From Latin thorium, from Old Scandinavian Thorr.

Noun

tor m inan

  1. thorium

Declension

Etymology 3

Named for Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist.

Noun

tor m (symbol Tr)

  1. torr

Declension

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

tor

  1. genitive plural of tora

Further reading

  • tor in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan) tur
  • (Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) tuor

Etymology

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

Noun

tor m (plural tors)

  1. (Surmiran) tower

Scanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [téʊːɐ]

Noun

tor

  1. March (month)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *torъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tôːr/

Noun

tȏr m (Cyrillic spelling то̑р)

  1. corral, cote

Declension


Turkish

Alternative forms

  • toru
  • toy

Etymology

From West Old Turkic tor ("young, young animal, callow, immature, timid"), from Proto-Turkic *tōr- (a kind of young animal). Related to toy.

Noun

tor (definite accusative toru, plural torlar)

  1. young
  2. novice
  3. whelp
  4. beginner
  5. recruit

Declension

References

  • „tor“ in the dictionary of the Turkish language (TDK)
  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) , “toraman”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) , “torun”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) , “torlak”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

Uzbek

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *d(i)ār.

Adjective

tor (comparative torroq, superlative eng tor)

  1. narrow, tight

Noun

tor (plural torlar)

  1. string

Venetian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb

tor

  1. (transitive) to take
  2. (transitive) to get


Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [toɾ]

Noun

tor (nominative plural tors)

  1. bull

Declension

Synonyms

  • hibub

Antonyms

  • kun
  • jibub

Derived terms

  • torül (bull calf, male calf)

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • torra (second-person singular imperative)
  • torriff (colloquial, third-person singular present/future)
  • torrith (colloquial, third-person singular present/future)
  • tyr (literary, third-person singular present/future)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔr/

Verb

tor

  1. (literary) third-person singular present/future of torri
  2. (literary) second-person singular imperative of torri

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • TOQUET, (French) a kind of cap worn in the 16th century.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)