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See also: cúr and cûr

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English kur, curre, of Middle Low German [Term?] or North Germanic origin. Compare Middle Dutch corre (house dog; watch-dog), dialectal Swedish kurre (a dog). Compare also Old Norse kurra (to growl; grumble), Middle Low German korren (to growl).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cur (plural curs)

  1. (dated or humorous) A contemptible or inferior dog.
  2. (dated or humorous) A detestable person.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin culus. Compare Romanian cur.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

cur

  1. (slang, referring to the anus) ass

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin currō. Compare Romanian cure, cur (modern curge, curg).

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

cur

  1. I run.
  2. I flow.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin cūrō. Compare archaic/regional Romanian cura, cur.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

cur (past participle curatã)

  1. I clean.
Related termsEdit

DalmatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cārus.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cur m (feminine cuora)

  1. dear, beloved

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin cor. Compare Italian cuore, French coeur, Old Portuguese cor, Old Spanish cuer.

NounEdit

cur

  1. heart

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cur m (genitive as substantive cuir, genitive as verbal noun curtha)

  1. verbal noun of cuir
  2. sowing, planting; tillage
  3. burial
  4. setting, laying
  5. course; round
  6. (of implements) set

DeclensionEdit

As substantive
As verbal noun

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cur chur gcur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Latin quūr, quōr, from Proto-Italic *kʷōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷōr, having undergone pre-resonant and monosyllabic lengthening from *kʷor (where), from *kʷos (interrogative determiner) +‎ *-r (adverbial suffix). For similar lengthening effect, compare to *bʰōr. For other Proto-Indo-European cognates, compare:

See also quirquir (wherever(?)).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

cūr (not comparable)

  1. why, for what reason, wherefore, to what purpose, from what motive
    Cur in terra iaces?
    Why are you lying on the ground?
    • Vergilius, Aeneis; Book XI, from line 424
      Cur ante tubam tremor occupat artus?
      Why before the trumpet (of war), fear seizes your limbs?

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “cūr”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 155-156
  2. ^ “kur̃” in Harold Herman Bender's A Lithuanian Etymological Index. Princeton University Press, 1921.

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

cur

  1. rafsi of curnu.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cuirid, from older fo·ceird, do·cuirethar.

VerbEdit

cur (verbal noun cur, coayrt)

  1. put
    Cur y muc shen magh hoshiaght.Put that pig out first.
  2. give

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cur chur gur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • 1 cuirid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Megleno-RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin culus.

NounEdit

cur

  1. (slang) asshole (anus)

Old IrishEdit

NounEdit

cur m

  1. Alternative form of caur (hero, warrior)

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
cur chur cur
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin culus. Compare Italian culo, French cul.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cur n (plural cururi)

  1. (slang, vulgar, referring to the anus) asshole
    O să-mi bag pula în curul tău.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

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Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

cur m (genitive singular cuir, no plural)

  1. verbal noun of cuir
  2. placing, setting, sending, sowing
  3. laying, pouring
  4. falling of snow, raining
  5. throwing

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cur chur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit