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See also: Torre, torré, tôrre, and torrë

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin turris.

NounEdit

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Asturian · pieces d'axedrez (layout · text)
           
rei dama, reina torre alfil caballu peón

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin turris.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook or castle

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Catalan · peces d'escacs (layout · text)
           
rei reina, dama torre alfil cavall peó

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin turris.

NounEdit

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Galician · pezas de xadrez (layout · text)
           
rei raíña, dama torre, roque alfil cabalo peón

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin turris, from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis), likely ultimately a Mediterranean substrate loan.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtor.re/, [ˈt̪orːe]
  • Hyphenation: tór‧re
  • Rhymes: -orre

NounEdit

torre f (plural torri)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook, castle
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit
Chess pieces in Italian · pezzi degli scacchi (layout · text)
           
re regina,
donna
torre alfiere cavallo pedone

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin tollere, infinitive of tollō (to lift up; to take away), from Proto-Italic *tolnō, from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥néh₂ti ~ *tl̥nh₂énti, from the root *telh₂- (to bear, carry).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔr.re/, [ˈt̪ɔrːe]
  • Hyphenation: tòr‧re
  • Rhymes: -ɔrre

VerbEdit

torre

  1. (literary) Archaic form of togliere.

AnagramsEdit


KinikinaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese torre.

NounEdit

torre

  1. tower (tall structure)
    • Pitiwoko, A Cidade in 2008, Ilda de Souza, Koenukunoe emo'u: A língua dos índios Kinikinau, page 187:
      [] , muyopeti mopo'e torre kemomoati wanuke aoeti muyopeti.
      [] , and it wasn’t one of those important churches, stone walls with towers pointing to the sky.

LatinEdit

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin turris.

NounEdit

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower

Old ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin turris.

NounEdit

torre f (oblique plural torres, nominative singular torre, nominative plural torres)

  1. tower

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

 
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torre

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese torre (tower), from Latin turrem (tower), accusative singular of turris, from Ancient Greek τύρσις (túrsis, tower, bastion).

Cognate with Galician torre, Spanish torre, Catalan torre, Occitan torre, French tour and Italian torre.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
    A torre oferece uma vista panorâmica da cidade.
    The tower provides a panoramic view of the city.
  2. (chess) rook
  3. skyscraper
SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Portuguese · peças de xadrez (layout · text)
           
rei rainha, dama torre bispo cavalo peão

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

torre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of torrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of torrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of torrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of torrar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish torre, from Latin turrem, accusative singular of turris, from Ancient Greek τύρσις (túrsis, tower, bastion).

NounEdit

torre f (plural torres)

  1. tower
  2. (chess) rook
  3. skyscraper (high building)

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Spanish · piezas de ajedrez (layout · text)
           
rey reina, dama torre, roque alfil caballo peón

West FlemishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch torre, from Old Dutch turn, from Old French tur, from Latin turris.

NounEdit

torre m

  1. tower