See also: PUR, pür, and pur-

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

pur (plural purs)

  1. Dated form of purr (low murmuring sound as of a cat)
    • 1895, Jacob Mendes Da Costa, Medical diagnosis (page 294)
      The first — called by Laennec, from its resemblance to the pur of a cat, the purring tremor — is nearly always indicative of a valvular lesion. The second is caused by the to-and-fro motion of a roughened pericardium.

VerbEdit

pur (third-person singular simple present purs, present participle purring, simple past and past participle purred)

  1. Dated form of purr
    • a. 1828, John Gardiner Calkins Brainard, On Connecticut River
      And there the wild-cat purs amid her brood.
    • 1840, The Visitor: Or, Monthly Instructor (page 182)
      It appears to me, past all doubt, that its [the goatsucker's] notes are formed by organic impulse, by the parts of its windpipe formed for sound, just as cats pur.

AnagramsEdit


Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German būre, gibūre, from Old High German gibūro, from būr (peasant). Cognate with German Bauer, Dutch buur, English bower.

NounEdit

pur m

  1. (Gressoney, Carcoforo) farmer

ReferencesEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan pur, from Latin pūrus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pur (feminine pura, masculine plural purs, feminine plural pures)

  1. pure
  2. not contaminated
  3. innocent
  4. authentic, genuine

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle English pur (pure), from Old French pur (pure)[1].

PronunciationEdit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): /pyːr/
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): /piːr/

AdjectiveEdit

pur

  1. pure, absolute

MutationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Universal Dictionary 1986

DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pāret, third person singular present active indicative of pareō.

VerbEdit

pur

  1. to appear

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French pur, from Old French pur, from Latin pūrus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pur (feminine singular pure, masculine plural purs, feminine plural pures)

  1. pure (unspoilt)
  2. pure (undiluted)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Middle High German pūr (14th c.), from Latin pūrus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pur (comparative purer, superlative am pursten)

  1. pure, mere, sheer (nothing other than)
    Synonyms: rein, blank, bloß, schier
    Die pure Verzweiflung hat ihn dazu getrieben.
    It was pure despair that drove him into it.
    Köstliche Häppchen und erstklassiger Wein sorgten für Genuss pur.
    Delicious snacks and first-class wine ensured pure, unadulterated pleasure.
  2. pure (not mixed with another ingredient)
    Synonyms: rein, unverdünnt, unvermischt
    Er trinkt puren Wodka.
    He drinks pure vodka.
    Er trinkt Wodka pur.
    He drinks vodka straight.
  3. (rare) pure (not polluted or sullied)
    Synonyms: rein, sauber, schadstofffrei, unverdorben

Usage notesEdit

  • As a more flexible equivalent for English pure use the adjective rein, especially in moral and other figurative senses.
  • Due to the semantic constraints, the compared forms, especially the comparative purer, are infrequent.
  • Pur may at times be postpositioned, especially when the noun has no article or determiner with it. This use has been generalised from the context of food and drink, where it is also found with some other adjectives (e.g. Kaffee schwarz for schwarzer Kaffee).

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • pur” in Duden online

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pur (comparative plus pur, superlative le plus pur)

  1. pure

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpur/
  • Rhymes: -ur
  • Hyphenation: pùr

AdverbEdit

pur

  1. Apocopic form of pure

ConjunctionEdit

pur

  1. Apocopic form of pure

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French pur, from Latin pūrus.

AdjectiveEdit

pur m

  1. (Jersey) pure

Derived termsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pūrus.

AdjectiveEdit

pur m (oblique and nominative feminine singular pure)

  1. pure
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See por

PrepositionEdit

pur

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of por

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin pūrus, French pur.

AdjectiveEdit

pur m or n (feminine singular pură, masculine plural puri, feminine and neuter plural pure)

  1. pure, clean, clear
  2. mere
DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Variant of por. Probably from Latin porrum.

NounEdit

pur m (plural puri)

  1. sand leek (Allium rotundum)
  2. serpent's garlic

DeclensionEdit


RomanschEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pūrus

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Puter, Vallader) pür

AdjectiveEdit

pur m (feminine singular pura, masculine plural purs, feminine plural puras)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) pure
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Of Germanic origin, cognate with German Bauer, Dutch boer.

NounEdit

pur m (plural purs)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter) peasant, farmer
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader, chess) pawn
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Surmiran) pour
  • (Vallader) paur (peasant, farmer)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pūrus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pur (not comparable)

  1. (somewhat dated) pure

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of pur
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular pur
Neuter singular purt
Plural pura
Masculine plural3 pure
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 pure
All pura
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Further readingEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pūrus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pur (feminine singular pur, plural purion, equative pured, comparative purach, superlative puraf)

  1. pure

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pur bur mhur phur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.