EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English rumour, from Old French rumeur, from Latin rūmor (common talk).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹuːmə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹumɚ/
  • Rhymes: -uːmə(ɹ)

NounEdit

rumor (countable and uncountable, plural rumors)

  1. (American spelling, countable) A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
    There's a rumor going round that he's going to get married.
  2. (American spelling, uncountable) Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.
    They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumor.

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

rumor (third-person singular simple present rumors, present participle rumoring, simple past and past participle rumored)

  1. (transitive, usually used in the passive voice) To tell a rumor about; to gossip.
    John is rumored to be next in line for a promotion.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rumor, rumorem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rumor m (plural rumors)

  1. rumor

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *roumōs, from Proto-Indo-European *rewH- (to shout, to roar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rūmor m (genitive rūmōris); third declension

  1. rumor, hearsay
  2. rustle, murmur, a murmuring
  3. The voice of the people

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rūmor rūmōrēs
Genitive rūmōris rūmōrum
Dative rūmōrī rūmōribus
Accusative rūmōrem rūmōrēs
Ablative rūmōre rūmōribus
Vocative rūmor rūmōrēs

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: rumor
  • English: rumour, rumor
  • French: rumeur
  • Friulian: romôr
  • Italian: rumore
  • Piedmontese: rumor
  • Portuguese: rumor
  • Sicilian: rumuri
  • Spanish: rumor
  • Venetian: rumor

ReferencesEdit

  • rumor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • rumor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rumor 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)
  • rumor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • report says; people say: rumor, fama, sermo est or manat
    • a rumour is prevalent: rumor, fama viget
    • a report, an impression is gaining ground: rumor increbrescit
    • to spread a rumour: rumorem spargere
    • vague rumours reach us: dubii rumores afferuntur ad nos

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rūmor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rumor m inan

  1. uproar, hubbub, tumult, racket, din
    Synonyms: wrzawa, zamieszanie

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rumor, rumorem.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ʁuˈmoʁ/, [huˈmoh]
    • IPA(key): (São Paulo) /ʁuˈmoɾ/, [huˈmoɾ]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /ʁuˈmoʁ/, [χuˈmoχ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ʁuˈmoɾ/, [ʁuˈmoɾ]

  • Hyphenation: ru‧mor
  • Rhymes: -oɾ, -oʁ

NounEdit

rumor m (plural rumores)

  1. rumour (statement or claim from no known reliable source)
  2. continuous noise
    • No confuso rumor que se formava, destacavam-se risos, sons de vozes que altercavam, sem se saber de onde, grasnar de marrecos, cantar de galos, cacarejar de galinhas.

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:rumor.


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rumor, rumorem[1].

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ruˈmoɾ/, [ruˈmoɾ]
  • Hyphenation: ru‧mor

NounEdit

rumor m (plural rumores)

  1. rumor
  2. murmur

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