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spore

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EtymologyEdit

From Modern Latin spora, from Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá, seed, a sowing), related to σπόρος (spóros, sowing) and σπείρω (speírō, to sow), from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (to strew).

NounEdit

spore (plural spores)

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  1. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
  2. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.

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VerbEdit

spore (third-person singular simple present spores, present participle sporing, simple past and past participle spored)

  1. To produce spores.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spoːrə/, [ˈsb̥oːɐ]

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

spore c (singular definite sporen, plural indefinite sporer)

  1. spore (reproductive particle)
  2. spore (resistant particle produced by bacterium or protist)
  3. spur (a rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse)
  4. spur (anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse)
  5. spur (an appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster)
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Etymology 2Edit

  • (to spur):, from spore (spur).
  • (to trace):, from spor (track, trail, scent).

VerbEdit

spore (imperative spor, infinitive at spore, present tense sporer, past tense sporede, past participle er/har sporet)

  1. spur (to prod)
  2. spur (to urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive)
  3. trace (to follow the trail of)
  4. scent (to detect the scent of)
  5. feel, notice, perceive
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spore f

  1. plural form of spora

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the noun spor

VerbEdit

spore (imperative spor, present tense sporer, passive spores, simple past spora or sporet or sporte, past participle spora or sporet or sport, present participle sporende)

  1. to trace, track
  2. spore av - to derail

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