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rumor

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • rumour (UK, Commonwealth, International)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English rumour, from Latin rūmor (common talk).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rumor (countable and uncountable, plural rumors)

  1. (US, countable) A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
    There's a rumor going round that he's going to get married.
  2. (US, uncountable) Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.
    They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumor.

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VerbEdit

rumor (third-person singular simple present rumors, present participle rumoring, simple past and past participle rumored)

  1. (transitive, usually used in the passive voice) To tell a rumor about; to gossip.
    John is rumored to be next in line for a promotion.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *rAwə- (to shout, to roar)

PronunciationEdit

  • AHD: r\overline{oo}\overline{oo}-mŏr

NounEdit

rūmor m (genitive rūmōris); third declension

  1. Rumour, rumor.
  2. rustle, murmur, (a) murmuring

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rūmor rūmōrēs
genitive rūmōris rūmōrum
dative rūmōrī rūmōribus
accusative rūmōrem rūmōrēs
ablative rūmōre rūmōribus
vocative rūmor rūmōrēs

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rūmor, rūmōris.

NounEdit

rumor m (plural rumores)

  1. rumor
  2. murmur

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