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Orca

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin orca (tun, cask; whale), see there for more. Although the origin is obscure, the sometimes-cited association with orcus (underworld) is folk-etymology.

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NounEdit

orca (plural orcas or orca)

  1. A sea mammal (Orcinus orca) related to dolphins and porpoises, commonly called the killer whale.
    Synonyms: grampus, killer whale, blackfish

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin orca.

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NounEdit

orca f (plural orques)

  1. orca

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin orca.

NounEdit

orca f (plural orcas)

  1. orca, killer whale
    Synonym: candorca

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A compound of orr +‎ száj (orrszáj), transformed to orca over the centuries.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈort͡sɒ]
  • Hyphenation: or‧ca

NounEdit

orca (plural orcák)

  1. (archaic) cheek
    Synonym: arc (face)
    • 1844, Sándor Petőfi, János vitéz,[1] chapter 4, stanza 5, lines 1–2:
      „Hej, Iluskám! hogyne volnék én halovány, / Mikor szép orcádat utószor látom tán...”
    • 1872, Mór Jókai, Az arany ember,[2] part 1, chapter 2:
      A kormányos ölnyi termetű kemény férfi volt, erősen rezes arcszínnel, a két orcáján a pirosság vékony hajszálerek szövevényében fejezte ki magát, miktől a szeme fehére is recés volt.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative orca orcák
accusative orcát orcákat
dative orcának orcáknak
instrumental orcával orcákkal
causal-final orcáért orcákért
translative orcává orcákká
terminative orcáig orcákig
essive-formal orcaként orcákként
essive-modal
inessive orcában orcákban
superessive orcán orcákon
adessive orcánál orcáknál
illative orcába orcákba
sublative orcára orcákra
allative orcához orcákhoz
elative orcából orcákból
delative orcáról orcákról
ablative orcától orcáktól
Possessive forms of orca
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. orcám orcáim
2nd person sing. orcád orcáid
3rd person sing. orcája orcái
1st person plural orcánk orcáink
2nd person plural orcátok orcáitok
3rd person plural orcájuk orcáik

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish orca.

NounEdit

orca f (genitive singular orcan, nominative plural oircne)

  1. (anatomy, literary) calf (of leg)
    Synonyms: colpa, pluc

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
orca n-orca horca not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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orca f (plural orche)

  1. killer whale; orca
    Synonym: balena assassina

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either borrowed from Ancient Greek ὕρχη (húrkhē, earthen fish-salting vessel), or else both borrowed separately from a substrate Mediterranean language. The sense of whale is likely influenced by ὄρυξ (órux, pickaxe; oryx; narwhale).

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NounEdit

orca f (genitive orcae); first declension

  1. orc, orca (kind of whale)
  2. butt, tun (large-bellied vessel)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative orca orcae
Genitive orcae orcārum
Dative orcae orcīs
Accusative orcam orcās
Ablative orcā orcīs
Vocative orca orcae

ReferencesEdit

  • orca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • orca in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • orca in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • orca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • orca in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • orca in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

orca f (plural orcas)

  1. orca
    Synonym: baleia-assassina

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin orca.

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NounEdit

orca f (plural orcas, masculine orco, masculine plural orcos)

  1. orca, killer whale
    Synonym: ballena asesina

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