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castor

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French castor (beaver), from Latin castor (beaver).

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castor (plural castors)

  1. A pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture to allow it to be moved.
  2. A hat made from the fur of the beaver.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      I have always been known for the jaunty manner in which I wear my castor.
  3. A caster; a container with perforated cap for sprinkling (e.g. pepper-castor).
  4. A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.
  5. castoreum
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Etymology 2Etymology 2

Named from Greek mythology; see Castor and Pollux. The name pollux was given to another mineral with which it was always found.

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castor (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of petalite found in Elba.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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AsturianAsturian

NounNoun

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

CatalanCatalan

EtymologyEtymology

From Latin castor.

NounNoun

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver

FrenchFrench

castor

EtymologyEtymology

From Latin castor (beaver).

PronunciationPronunciation

NounNoun

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver (aquatic mammal)

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GalicianGalician

EtymologyEtymology

From Latin castor (beaver).

NounNoun

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

JèrriaisJèrriais

EtymologyEtymology

From French castor, from Latin castor (beaver).

NounNoun

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver

LatinLatin

EtymologyEtymology

From Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kástōr), probably a foreign loan-word. See also Sanskrit कस्तूरी (kastūrī, musk)

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castor m (genitive castoris); third declension

  1. beaver

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative castor castorēs
genitive castoris castorum
dative castorī castoribus
accusative castorem castorēs
ablative castore castoribus
vocative castor castorēs

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PortuguesePortuguese

EtymologyEtymology

From Latin castor (beaver).

NounNoun

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

RomanianRomanian

castor

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castor m

  1. beaver (aquatic mammal)


This Romanian entry was created from the translations listed at beaver. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see castor in the Romanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) August 2009


SpanishSpanish

EtymologyEtymology

From Latin castor (beaver).

NounNoun

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver