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English

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Alternative forms

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  • horrour (UK, hypercorrect spelling or archaic)

Etymology

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From Middle English horer, horrour, from Old French horror, from Latin horror (a bristling, a shaking, trembling as with cold or fear, terror), from horrere (to bristle, shake, be terrified). Displaced native Old English ōga.

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horror (countable and uncountable, plural horrors)

  1. (countable, uncountable) An intense distressing emotion of fear or repugnance.
    • 1712, Joseph Addison, Cato: A tragedy, published 1750, page 44:
      Their swarthy Hosts wou'd darken all our Plains, / Doubling the native Horror of the War, / And making Death more grim.
  2. (countable, uncountable) Something horrible; that which excites horror.
    I saw many horrors during the war.
    • 1898 July 3, Philadelphia Inquirer, page 22:
      The Home Magazine for July (Binghamton and New York) contains ‘The Patriots' War Chant,’ a poem by Douglas Malloch; ‘The Story of the War,’ by Theodore Waters; ‘A Horseman in the Sky,’ by Ambrose Bierce, with a portrait of Mr. Bierce, whose tales of horror are horrible of themselves, not as war is horrible; ‘A Yankee Hero,’ by W. L. Calver; ‘The Warfare of the Future,’ by Louis Seemuller; ‘Florence Nightingale,’ by Susan E. Dickenson, with two rare portraits, etc.
    • 2009, Devin Watson, Horror Screenwriting[1]:
      Could there be stories with more horror than these?
  3. (countable, uncountable) Intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.
  4. (uncountable) A genre of fiction designed to evoke a feeling of fear and suspense.
    • 1917 February 11, New York Times, Book reviews, page 52:
      Those who enjoy horror, stories overflowing with blood and black mystery, will be grateful to Richard Marsh for writing ‘The Beetle.’
  5. (countable) An individual work in this genre.
    • 1990, Wayne Jancik, The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders, →ISBN, page 156:
      A well-received Johnny Fuller R & B horror called "Haunted House."
    • 2006, Pierluigi on Cinema:
      [] there were hastily produced B movies, such as the peplums, the spaghetti westerns, the detective stories, the horrors.
  6. (countable, colloquial) A nasty or ill-behaved person; a rascal or terror.
    The neighbour's kids are a pack of little horrors!
  7. (informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression; often the horrors.
  8. (in the plural, informal) Delirium tremens.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney, N.S.W.: Ure Smith, published 1965, →OCLC, page 53:
      `My belief is that he had the horrors without knowin' it.'

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Galician

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin horror.

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Noun

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horror m (plural horrores)

  1. horror
    Synonyms: espanto, pavor, terror
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References

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  • horror” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • horror” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Hungarian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin horror.[1]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈhorːor]
  • Hyphenation: hor‧ror
  • Rhymes: -or

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horror (plural horrorok)

  1. horror

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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative horror horrorok
accusative horrort horrorokat
dative horrornak horroroknak
instrumental horrorral horrorokkal
causal-final horrorért horrorokért
translative horrorrá horrorokká
terminative horrorig horrorokig
essive-formal horrorként horrorokként
essive-modal
inessive horrorban horrorokban
superessive horroron horrorokon
adessive horrornál horroroknál
illative horrorba horrorokba
sublative horrorra horrorokra
allative horrorhoz horrorokhoz
elative horrorból horrorokból
delative horrorról horrorokról
ablative horrortól horroroktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
horroré horroroké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
horroréi horrorokéi
Possessive forms of horror
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. horrorom horroraim
2nd person sing. horrorod horroraid
3rd person sing. horrora horrorai
1st person plural horrorunk horroraink
2nd person plural horrorotok horroraitok
3rd person plural horroruk horroraik
Possessive forms of horror
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. horrorom horrorjaim
2nd person sing. horrorod horrorjaid
3rd person sing. horrorja horrorjai
1st person plural horrorunk horrorjaink
2nd person plural horrorotok horrorjaitok
3rd person plural horrorjuk horrorjaik

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  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Italic *horzōs, remodeled into a rhotic-stem. Equivalent to horreo +‎ -or.

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Noun

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horror m (genitive horrōris); third declension

  1. bristling (standing on end)
  2. shaking, shivering, chill
  3. dread, terror, horror

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative horror horrōrēs
Genitive horrōris horrōrum
Dative horrōrī horrōribus
Accusative horrōrem horrōrēs
Ablative horrōre horrōribus
Vocative horror horrōrēs
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Descendants

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  • Catalan: horror
  • English: horror
  • French: horreur
  • Galician: horror
  • Italian: orrore
  • German: Horror
  • Piedmontese: oror
  • Portuguese: horror
  • Romanian: oroare
  • Spanish: horror

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  • horror”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • horror”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • horror 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)

Old French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin horror, horrorem.

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horror oblique singularf (oblique plural horrors, nominative singular horror, nominative plural horrors)

  1. horror or terror

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Polish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English horror.

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horror m inan

  1. (colloquial) horror (something horrible; that which excites horror)
  2. horror movie
    Synonym: film grozy
  3. horror (literary genre)

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Further reading

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  • horror in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • horror in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin horrōrem.

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

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horror m (plural horrores)

  1. horror
    Synonyms: temor, terror
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Romanian

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English horror.

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horror m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. horror

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horror n (plural horror)

  1. horror

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin horrorem.

Cf. also the popular Old Spanish horrura, inherited from a derivative of the Latin or with a change of suffix, and taking on the meaning of "dirtiness, filth, impurity, scum"; comparable to derivatives of horridus in other Romance languages,[1] like Italian ordo, Old French ord, French ordure, Old Catalan hòrreu, horresa, Old Occitan orre, orrezeza, Romanian urdoare.

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  • IPA(key): /oˈroɾ/ [oˈroɾ]
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  • Rhymes: -oɾ
  • Syllabification: ho‧rror

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horror m (plural horrores)

  1. horror; terror
    Synonyms: miedo, temor, terror

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