See also: Kontor

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since late 19th century. Learned borrowing from Middle Low German kontôr (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk/table), from Middle Dutch contoor, contoir, comptoir, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument sufffix). Doublet of counter and cantore.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kontor (plural kontors or kontore)

  1. (historical) A trading post of the Hanseatic League.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle Low German kontōr (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk), from Middle Dutch cantoor, cantoor, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument suffix), from Latin computāre (calculate, compute) and -tōrium.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kʰɔnˈtˢoɐ̯ˀ], [kʰonˈtˢoɐ̯ˀ]

NounEdit

kontor n (singular definite kontoret, plural indefinite kontorer)

  1. office

InflectionEdit


EstonianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Akin to Danish kontor, German Kontor, Russian контора (kontora). Regardless of the intermediate, ultimately from Middle Low German kontôr, komtôr, komptor (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk/table), from Middle Dutch contoor, contoir, comptoir, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument sufffix), from Latin computāre and -tōrium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kontor (genitive kontori, partitive kontorit)

  1. office

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit


IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kontor

  1. future infinitive of kontar

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Danish kontor, see above.

NounEdit

kontor n (definite singular kontoret, indefinite plural kontor or kontorer, definite plural kontora or kontorene)

  1. an office

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Danish kontor either directly or through Norwegian Bokmål kontor, see above.

NounEdit

kontor n (definite singular kontoret, indefinite plural kontor, definite plural kontora)

  1. an office

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Since late 16th century, borrowed from Middle Low German kontôr, komtôr, komptor (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk/table), from Middle Dutch contoor, contoir, comptoir, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

kontor n

  1. office; building or room

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kontor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kontor kontoret kontor kontoren
Genitive kontors kontorets kontors kontorens

DescendantsEdit

  • Finnish: konttori