Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

Of unknown origin.[1]

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

tör

  1. (transitive) to break
    Middle-voice counterpart: törik
  2. (intransitive) to strive for something (-ra/-re)
    • 1832 (original), 1942 (translation), Goethe, Faust, translation by Zoltán Jékely:
      Kicsoda vagy tehát? / Az erő része, mely / örökké rosszra tör, s örökké jót mível.
      Who art thou, then? / Part of that Power, not understood, / Which always wills the Bad, and always works the Good.

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References edit

  1. ^ tör in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading edit

  • tör in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Swedish edit

Alternative forms edit

tor, thor, torr, tår, tårr (obsolete)

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish þora, þøra, þura, from Old Norse þora, of unknown origin. Doublet of töras ("to dare"). Cognate with Old Danish thoræ, thuræ, tørre.

Verb edit

tör

  1. present of torde

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