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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contracted from Irish salachar (filth, nastiness), from salach (nasty), from sal (filth, refuse). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

NounEdit

saur

  1. (Britain, dialectal) soil; dirt
  2. (Britain, dialectal) dirty water
  3. (Britain, dialectal) urine from a cowhouse

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for saur in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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DalmatianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin soror, with the variant form seraur deriving from the Latin accusative form sorōrem. Compare Romanian soră, suroră, sor, Italian suora, Old Italian suoro, French soeur, Old Spanish seror, Spanish sor, Friulian sûr, Romansch sora, sour.

NounEdit

saur f

  1. sister

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French saur, from Old French sor, from Frankish *sōri, *saur (dry), from Proto-Germanic *sauzaz (dry, parched). Cognate with Old English sēar (dry). More at sear.

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AdjectiveEdit

saur (feminine singular saure, masculine plural saurs, feminine plural saures)

  1. (cooking) dried and smoked

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

saur

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌰𐌿𐍂

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saurr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saur m (genitive singular saurs, no plural)

  1. filth, dirt
  2. feces

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WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saurr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sɯ́ᵝːɾ], [sɞ́ːɣe̞ɾ], [sɞ́ɵ̯ːɾ], [sɑ́u̯ːɾ], [sɛ́u̯ːɾ]
    Rhymes: -ɞ́ɵ̯ːr

NounEdit

saur m

  1. mote, speck, particle, dust
    Ji a fått’n saur (or söur) ti öjgä
    I have received a mote in the eye.
    Han gav mäg int’n saur’n gång
    He gave me not the slightest mote.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “SAUR”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 559