See also: Castor

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

castor (plural castors)

  1. A hat made from the fur of the beaver.
  2. A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.
  3. Castoreum (bitter exudate of mature beavers).
  4. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Ariadne, of Africa and Asia.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

castor (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of petalite found in Elba.
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Etymology 3Edit

Alternative spelling of caster, via cast +‎ -or (the Latinate varient of -er).

NounEdit

castor (plural castors)

  1. (especially UK) Alternative spelling of caster, especially in its senses
    1. A pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture to allow it to be moved.
    2. A container with a perforated cap for sprinkling its contents, especially salt, pepper, &c.
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

castor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

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AsturianEdit

NounEdit

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin castor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver

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FrenchEdit

 
castor

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French castor, from Old French castor, borrowed from Latin castor, itself from Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kástōr). Though borrowed into French early on, the word remained a more learned term at first, while bièvre was the popular synonym.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

castor m (plural castors)

  1. beaver (aquatic mammal)
    Synonym: (archaic) bièvre

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin castor (beaver).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver
  2. Synonym: befre

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kástōr), from Doric Greek κάστον (káston, wood). See also Sanskrit कस्तूरी (kastūrī, musk).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

castor m (genitive castoris); third declension

  1. beaver

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative castor castorēs
Genitive castoris castorum
Dative castorī castoribus
Accusative castorem castorēs
Ablative castore castoribus
Vocative castor castorēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: castor
  • English: castor
  • French: castor
  • Friulian: castôr
  • Galician: castor
  • Italian: castoro
  • Portuguese: castor
  • Romanian: castor
  • Spanish: castor

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AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • castor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • castor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • castor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • castor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • castor”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • castor”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French castor, from Latin castor (beaver).

NounEdit

castor m (plural castors)

  1. (Jersey) beaver

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin castor (beaver).

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: cas‧tor

NounEdit

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

Further readingEdit

  • castor” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

RomanianEdit

 
Castori

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French castor and its source, Latin castor, from Ancient Greek κάστωρ (kástōr).

NounEdit

castor m (plural castori)

  1. beaver

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • breb (European beaver)
  • biber (less common)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin castor (beaver).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kasˈtoɾ/, [kasˈt̪oɾ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

castor m (plural castores)

  1. beaver

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