EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ardour (chiefly British and Canadian)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ardour, ardowr, ardure, from Anglo-Norman ardour, from Latin ardor, from ardere (to burn).

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NounEdit

ardor (countable and uncountable, plural ardors) (American spelling)

  1. Great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion.
    • 1818, [Mary Shelley], chapter VI, in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. [], volume III, London: [] [Macdonald and Son] for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, OCLC 830979744, page 120:
      I rushed towards her, and embraced her with ardour; but the deathly languor and coldness of the limbs told me, that what I now held in my arms had ceased to be the Elizabeth whom I had loved and cherished.
  2. Spirit; enthusiasm; passion.
  3. Intense heat.

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LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish, from Latin ardor.

NounEdit

ardor m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ארדור‎)

  1. ardor, passion

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ārdeō +‎ -or.

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NounEdit

ardor m (genitive ardōris); third declension

  1. flame, fire, heat
  2. brightness, brilliancy (of the eyes)
  3. ardour, love

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ardor ardōrēs
Genitive ardōris ardōrum
Dative ardōrī ardōribus
Accusative ardōrem ardōrēs
Ablative ardōre ardōribus
Vocative ardor ardōrēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • ardor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ardor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ardor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be dried up by the sun's heat: ardore solis torreri
    • enthusiasm: ardor, inflammatio animi, incitatio mentis, mentis vis incitatior
    • to damp, chill enthusiasm: ardorem animi restinguere
    • his enthusiasm has abated, cooled down: ardor animi resēdit, consedit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from Latin ārdor, ārdōrem.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Rhymes: (Portugal, São Paulo) -oɾ, (Brazil) -oʁ
  • Hyphenation: ar‧dor

NounEdit

ardor m (plural ardores)

  1. burning sensation
    Synonym: queimação
  2. ardour (warmth of feeling)
  3. spirit; enthusiasm
    Synonym: entusiasmo

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish, from Latin ardor, ardōrem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aɾˈdoɾ/, [aɾˈð̞oɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oɾ

NounEdit

ardor m (plural ardores)

  1. heat
  2. ardour, fervor, passion
  3. burning (feeling)
    una sensación de ardora burning sensation
  4. eagerness

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