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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old French tort, from Latin tortum, from tortus (twisted).

NounEdit

tort (plural torts)

  1. An injury or wrong. [from the mid-13th c.]
    • Spenser
      that had them long opprest with tort
  2. (law) A wrongful act, whether intentional or negligent, which causes an injury and can be remedied in civil court, usually through the awarding of damages. [from the later 16th c.]
  3. (law, only in the plural torts) Tort law (the area of law dealing with such wrongful acts).
SynonymsEdit
  • (law: wrongful act): delict (Scottish law)
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Etymology 2Edit

Dialectal variation of tart.

AdjectiveEdit

tort (comparative more tort, superlative most tort)

  1. Tart; sharp.

Etymology 3Edit

AdjectiveEdit

tort (comparative torter, superlative tortest)

  1. (obsolete) Stretched tight; taut.
    • Emerson
      Yet holds he them with tortest rein.

Etymology 4Edit

Shortening.

NounEdit

tort (plural torts)

  1. (slang) A tortoise.

Etymology 5Edit

Shortening.

NounEdit

tort (plural torts)

  1. (slang) A tortoiseshell (animal with coloured markings on fur).

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan, from Latin tortus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tort (feminine torta, masculine plural torts, feminine plural tortes)

  1. bent, twisted, crooked, askew, wonky

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Torte.

NounEdit

tort (genitive torti, partitive tordi)

  1. large cake; cream cake, gateau
    Synonyms: kook, keeks

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French tort, from Latin tortum, substantive use of tortus, the past participle of torqueō (twist, turn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tort m (plural torts)

  1. fault
    Elle a le tort d'avoir trop de précipitation.Her trouble is, she's too hasty.
    Le mari n'a aucun tort.The husband is not to blame.
  2. wrong, error
    Je regrette, vous avez tort. I'm afraid you are mistaken.
    Nous avons fait notre choix, à tort ou à raison. We have made our choice, rightly or wrongly.
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume I, Chapter IV:
      [J]e suis le valeureux don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
      ... I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniquities.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

tor +‎ -t

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtort]
  • Hyphenation: tort

NounEdit

tort

  1. accusative singular of tor

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French tort, from Latin tortum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tort

  1. (law) offense against someone, an insult or inconvenience caused to someone

Usage notesEdit

Only used in the legal phrase tort og svie.

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tortum, substantive use of tortus, the past participle of torqueō (twist, turn).

NounEdit

tort m (oblique plural torz or tortz, nominative singular torz or tortz, nominative plural tort)

  1. wrong; misdeed (something considered wrong)
    • 12th Century, Béroul, Tristan et Iseut:
      Sovent regrete le roi Marc
      Son oncle, qui a fait tel tort
      King Mark often regretted
      That his uncle had done such a bad thing

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Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tortum, substantive use of tortus, the past participle of torqueō (twist, turn).

NounEdit

tort m (oblique plural tortz, nominative singular tortz, nominative plural tort)

  1. wrong (immoral act)
  2. error; mistake

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Torte.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tort m inan (diminutive torcik)

  1. torte (type of cake)
  2. birthday cake

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • tort in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin tortus.

NounEdit

tort n (plural torturi)

  1. thread (spun and made of hemp)
  2. quantity of spun threads
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from German Torte.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

tort n (plural torturi)

  1. cake
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VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

tort

  1. tart
  2. cake

InflectionEdit

Inflection of tort
nominative sing. tort
genitive sing. tortan
partitive sing. tortad
partitive plur. tortid
singular plural
nominative tort tortad
accusative tortan tortad
genitive tortan tortiden
partitive tortad tortid
essive-instructive tortan tortin
translative tortaks tortikš
inessive tortas tortiš
elative tortaspäi tortišpäi
illative ? tortihe
adessive tortal tortil
ablative tortalpäi tortilpäi
allative tortale tortile
abessive tortata tortita
comitative tortanke tortidenke
prolative tortadme tortidme
approximative I tortanno tortidenno
approximative II tortannoks tortidennoks
egressive tortannopäi tortidennopäi
terminative I ? tortihesai
terminative II tortalesai tortilesai
terminative III tortassai
additive I ? tortihepäi
additive II tortalepäi tortilepäi

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “торт”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika