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EtymologyEdit

From Modern Latin spora, from Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá, seed, a sowing), related to σπόρος (spóros, sowing) and σπείρω (speírō, to sow), from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (to strew) (compare English spread).

 
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NounEdit

spore (plural spores)

  1. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
  2. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.

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VerbEdit

spore (third-person singular simple present spores, present participle sporing, simple past and past participle spored)

  1. To produce spores.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spoːrə/, [ˈsb̥oːɐ]

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

spore c (singular definite sporen, plural indefinite sporer)

  1. spore (reproductive particle)
  2. spore (resistant particle produced by bacterium or protist)
  3. spur (a rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse)
  4. spur (anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse)
  5. spur (an appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster)
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Etymology 2Edit

  • (to spur):, from spore (spur).
  • (to trace):, from spor (track, trail, scent).

VerbEdit

spore (imperative spor, infinitive at spore, present tense sporer, past tense sporede, perfect tense er/har sporet)

  1. spur (to prod)
  2. spur (to urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive)
  3. trace (to follow the trail of)
  4. scent (to detect the scent of)
  5. feel, notice, perceive
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spore f

  1. plural of spora

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English spora, spura, from Proto-Germanic *spurô.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔːr(ə)/, /ˈspoːr(ə)/, /ˈspur(ə)/

NounEdit

spore (plural spores or sporen)

  1. A spur; a prod for horses at the back of one's shoes.
  2. A spur as a representation of knightly status.
  3. The spike of the claws of a rooster (or other bird).
  4. (rare) A low support made of wood.
  5. (heraldry, rare) A heraldic depiction of a spur.
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DescendantsEdit
  • English: spur
  • Scots: spur
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English spor, from Proto-Germanic *spurą; probably assimilated in phonological form to Etymology 1.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔːr(ə)/, /ˈspoːr(ə)/, /ˈspur(ə)/

NounEdit

spore

  1. (rare, in compounds) A track or trace.
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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse spori

NounEdit

spore m (definite singular sporen, indefinite plural sporer, definite plural sporene)

  1. a spur
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Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá)

NounEdit

spore m (definite singular sporen, indefinite plural sporer, definite plural sporene)

  1. (biology) a spore

Etymology 3Edit

From the noun spor

VerbEdit

spore (imperative spor, present tense sporer, passive spores, simple past spora or sporet or sporte, past participle spora or sporet or sport, present participle sporende)

  1. to trace, track
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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 ridespore on Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia
 spore til formeiring on Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse spori

NounEdit

spore m (definite singular sporen, indefinite plural sporar, definite plural sporane)

  1. a spur

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá)

NounEdit

spore m (definite singular sporen, indefinite plural sporar, definite plural sporane)

  1. (biology) a spore

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse spora and the noun spor

VerbEdit

spore (present tense sporar, past tense spora, past participle spora, passive infinitive sporast, present participle sporande, imperative spor/spore)

  1. to trace, track
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spore

  1. inflection of spory:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural