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See also: Fur, fúr, fûr, für, and fur.

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EnglishEdit

 
Furs (pelts)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English furre, forre, from Anglo-Norman forre, fuerre (a case; sheath), from Frankish *fōdar, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą (sheath) (compare Old English fōdor (sheaf), Dutch voering (lining), German Futter (lining), Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌳𐍂 (fōdr, sheath)), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-, *poh₂- (to protect) (compare Lithuanian piemuō (protection), Ancient Greek πῶυ (pôu, flock), πῶμα (pôma, lid), ποιμήν (poimḗn, shepherd), Old Armenian հաւրան (hawran, herd, flock), Kurdish pawan (to watch over), Sanskrit पाति (pāti, he watches, protects).

The verb is from Middle English furren, from Anglo-Norman furrer, forrer, fourrer (to line; stuff; fill), from the noun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fur (countable and uncountable, plural furs)

  1. The hairy coat of various mammal species, especially when fine, soft and thick.
  2. The hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.
    • Lady M. W. Montagu
      wrapped up in my furs
  3. A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.
  4. A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.
    1. A thick pile of fabric.
    2. The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
    3. The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
    4. The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue.
  5. (heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.
  6. A furry; a member of the furry subculture.
    • 2006, Shari Caudron, Who Are You People?
      "You want to know what brings furries together?" she asks. "Furs are here because they don't fit in anywhere else. For real furs, this is the only place they feel comfortable."
  7. (vulgar, slang) Pubic hair.
  8. (vulgar, slang) Sexual attractiveness.
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TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

fur (third-person singular simple present furs, present participle furring, simple past and past participle furred)

  1. (transitive) To cover with fur.
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Etymology 2Edit

ConjunctionEdit

fur

  1. Eye dialect spelling of for, representing African American Vernacular English.

PrepositionEdit

fur

  1. Eye dialect spelling of for, representing African American Vernacular English.

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin fūrō, from Latin fūror. Compare Romanian fura, fur.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

fur (third-person singular present indicative furã, past participle furatã)

  1. I steal.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin fūr. Compare archaic Daco-Romanian fur.

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NounEdit

fur m (plural furi)

  1. thief, robber

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

fur m (plural furs)

  1. fuero

DalmatianEdit

VerbEdit

fur

  1. Alternative form of facro

ConjugationEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin forum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fur m (plural not attested)

  1. Only used in au fur et à mesure (to an equitable extent)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *fōr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰṓr, from the root *bʰer- (to carry) (see ferō). Cognate with Ancient Greek φώρ (phṓr).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fūr m (genitive fūris); third declension

  1. A thief

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fūr fūrēs
genitive fūris fūrum
dative fūrī fūribus
accusative fūrem fūrēs
ablative fūre fūribus
vocative fūr fūrēs

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • fur in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fur in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fur”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fur” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fur in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

fur

  1. rafsi of fusra.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fūr.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fur

  1. first-person singular present tense form of fura.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of fura.

NounEdit

fur m (plural furi)

  1. (archaic) thief

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SomaliEdit

VerbEdit

fur

  1. open

SwedishEdit

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NounEdit

fur c (uncountable)

  1. pinewood
  2. (archaic) pine tree (in some areas chiefly about old trees)

SynonymsEdit

  • (wood): furu
  • (tree): tall (if a distinction is made between this and "fur", this will be used about younger trees), fura

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fur

  1. Soft mutation of mur.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mur fur unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.