See also: Terrier

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛɹiə(ɹ)/
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Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Middle French, from Old French chien terrier (terrier dog), from chien (dog) + Old French terrier (of earth, adjective), from Medieval Latin terrarius (of earth), from Latin terra (earth).

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Noun edit

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. Someone displaying terrier-like qualities such as determined pursuit.
    • 2020 November 4, Paul Bigland, “At no point have I felt unsafe...”, in Rail, page 47:
      One of the LNER dispatch staff is a terrier when it comes to masks, challenging anyone without them.
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman terrier, from Old French terrier (of earth, adjective), from Medieval Latin terrarius (of earth), from Latin terra (earth).

Noun edit

terrier (plural terriers)

  1. (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.
  2. (law) An inventory (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 3 edit

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

Noun edit

terrier (plural terriers)

  1. An auger or borer.

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Danish edit

Etymology edit

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

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terrier c (singular definite terrieren, plural indefinite terriere)

  1. terrier (a small breed of dog)

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Etymology edit

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

  1. (archaic, relational) ground, earth, land
  2. enumerating seignorial rights, notably in livre terrier (land register)

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terrier m (plural terriers)

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

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References edit

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

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Etymology edit

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

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terrier m (invariable)

  1. terrier (dog)

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From French (chien) terrier.

Noun edit

terrier m (definite singular terrieren, indefinite plural terriere, definite plural terrierne)

  1. a terrier dog breed

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From French (chien) terrier.

Noun edit

terrier m (definite singular terrieren, indefinite plural terrierar, definite plural terrierane)

  1. a terrier dog breed

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  • “terrier” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “terrier”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from French terrier, from Middle French terrier, from Old French chien terrier, from Medieval Latin terrārius.

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terrier m animal

  1. Alternative spelling of terier

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adjective

Further reading edit

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

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English terrier, from French (chien) terrier.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /te.ʁiˈe/ [te.hɪˈe], (faster pronunciation) /teˈʁje/ [teˈhje]

Noun edit

terrier m or f by sense (plural terriers)

  1. terrier (a small breed of dog)

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /teˈrjeɾ/ [t̪eˈrjeɾ]
  • Rhymes: -eɾ
  • Syllabification: te‧rrier

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terrier m (plural terriers or terrier)

  1. terrier (dog)

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