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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the adverb cauri, from the same stem as the adjective caurs (having a hole) (q.v.).[1]

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

caur (with accusative)

  1. through (indicating movement through something else)
    jāt caur mežu — to ride through the forest
    līst caur žogu — to sneak through the fence
    saule iespīdēja caur logu — the sun shone through the window
    elpot caur degunu, caur muti — to breathe through the nose, through the mouth
  2. through (simultaneously with, alternating with)
    smaidīt caur asāram — to smile through the tears
    viņi runāja cits caur citu — they talked through each other (= at the same time)
  3. through, via (with someone's help or participation)
    saņemt ziņas caur tēvu — to receive news through / via (one's) father

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “caurs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

caur m (genitive curad)

  1. hero, warrior

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ScotsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Scottish Gaelic ceàrr (wrong, incorrect, immoral, astray; left), from Old Irish cerr (crooked, wry, maimed).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kɑ:r], [kɔ:r]
  • (Northern Scots) IPA(key): ka:r], [ke:r], [kɛr]

AdjectiveEdit

caur (not comparable)

  1. left, left-handed
  2. awkward
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English carre, from Anglo-Norman carre, from Latin carra, neuter plural of carrus (four-wheeled baggage wagon).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kɑ:r], [kɔ:r]
  • (Northern Scots, Insular Scots) IPA(key): [ka:r]

NounEdit

caur (plural caurs)

  1. car
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Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kɑ:r], [kɔ:r]
  • (Northern Scots, Insular Scots) IPA(key): [ka:r]

NounEdit

caur

  1. plural form of cauf