English

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Etymology

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From Middle English furour, from Middle French fureur, from Old French furor, from Latin furor, from furō (I rage, I am out of my mind).

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furor (countable and uncountable, plural furors)

  1. A general uproar or commotion.
  2. Violent anger or frenzy.
  3. A state of intense excitement.
    The story of the princess's affair caused a furor among journalists.
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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin furōrem.

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furor m or (archaic or poetic) f (plural furors)

  1. furor, frenzy
  2. (figurative) rage, craze

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Latin

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Etymology 1

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From fūr (thief) +‎ .

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Verb

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fūror (present infinitive fūrārī, perfect active fūrātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. to steal, plunder
  2. to take away by stealth, remove secretly, to withdraw
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   Conjugation of fūror (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fūror fūrāris,
fūrāre
fūrātur fūrāmur fūrāminī fūrantur
imperfect fūrābar fūrābāris,
fūrābāre
fūrābātur fūrābāmur fūrābāminī fūrābantur
future fūrābor fūrāberis,
fūrābere
fūrābitur fūrābimur fūrābiminī fūrābuntur
perfect fūrātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect fūrātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect fūrātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fūrer fūrēris,
fūrēre
fūrētur fūrēmur fūrēminī fūrentur
imperfect fūrārer fūrārēris,
fūrārēre
fūrārētur fūrārēmur fūrārēminī fūrārentur
perfect fūrātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect fūrātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fūrāre fūrāminī
future fūrātor fūrātor fūrantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives fūrārī fūrātum esse fūrātūrum esse
participles fūrāns fūrātus fūrātūrus fūrandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
fūrandī fūrandō fūrandum fūrandō fūrātum fūrātū
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Descendants
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  • Aromanian: fur, furari
  • Istro-Romanian: furå
  • Italian: furare
  • Romanian: fura, furare
  • Sardinian: furai

Etymology 2

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From furō (I rage, I am out of my mind) +‎ -or.

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furor m (genitive furōris); third declension

  1. frenzy, fury, rage, raving, insanity, madness, passion
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 1.150:
      iamque facēs et saxa volant: furor arma ministrat
      [A crowd of people riots,] and before long, firebrands and rocks are flying: fury supplies weapons.
      (In other words, an impassioned mob, though seemingly unarmed, nevertheless finds destructive uses for things: “saxa” become “arma.”)
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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative furor furōrēs
Genitive furōris furōrum
Dative furōrī furōribus
Accusative furōrem furōrēs
Ablative furōre furōribus
Vocative furor furōrēs
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  • furor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • furor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • furor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to make some one furious: impellere aliquem in furorem
    • to become furious: furore inflammari, incendi
    • in a transport of rage: furore incensus, abreptus, impulsus
  • furor”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin furōrem.

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  • Rhymes: (Portugal, São Paulo) -oɾ, (Brazil) -oʁ
  • Hyphenation: fu‧ror

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furor m (plural furores)

  1. furor (general uproar or commotion)
  2. furor; frenzy (state of intense excitement)
    Synonyms: frenesi, azáfama
  3. fury (extreme anger)
    Synonyms: fúria, ira, cólera

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:furor.

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Spanish

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Etymology

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From Latin furor.

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  • IPA(key): /fuˈɾoɾ/ [fuˈɾoɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oɾ
  • Syllabification: fu‧ror

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furor m (plural furores)

  1. fury, rage
  2. frenzy

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Swedish

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furor

  1. indefinite plural of fura