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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Middle French, from Old French chien terrier (terrier dog"or literally "earth dog) from chien (dog) + Old French terrier (from Medieval Latin terrarius (of earth) from Latin terra (earth)).

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NounEdit

terrier (plural terriers)

  1. A dog from a group of small, lively breeds, originally bred for the hunting of burrowing prey such as rats, rabbits, foxes, and even otters; this original function is reflected in some of their names (e.g. rat terrier).
  2. (law, historical) A collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, etc.
  3. (law) A book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, etc.; a terrar.
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare Latin terō (to rub, to rub away), terebra (a borer).

NounEdit

terrier (plural terriers)

  1. An auger or borer.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English terrier, from French (chien) terrier.

NounEdit

terrier c (singular definite terrieren, plural indefinite terriere)

  1. terrier (a small breed of dog)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Medieval Latin terrārius (of earth) from Latin terra (earth); or equivalent to terre +‎ -ier. Most terrier breeds were developed to hunt vermin both over and under the ground.

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AdjectiveEdit

terrier (feminine singular terrière, masculine plural terriers, feminine plural terrières)

  1. (archaic) relating to the ground, earth or land
  2. enumerating seignorial rights, notably in livre terrier (a register of land)

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NounEdit

terrier m (plural terriers)

  1. hole
  2. (fox's) earth; (rabbit) hole or burrow; (badger's) sett
  3. terrier (dog)
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ReferencesEdit

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English terrier, from French (chien) terrier.

NounEdit

terrier m (invariable)

  1. terrier (dog)

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English terrier, from French (chien) terrier.

NounEdit

terrier m f (plural terriers)

  1. terrier (a small breed of dog)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English terrier, from French (chien) terrier.

NounEdit

terrier m (plural terriers)

  1. terrier (dog)