See also: Visor and ViSOR

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English viser, from Anglo-Norman viser and Old French visiere.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

visor (plural visors)

  1. A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 7:
      A close helmet entirely covers the head, face, and neck, having on the front perforations for the admission of air, and slits through which the wearer may see objects around him, this part which is stiled the visor lifts up by means of a pivot over each ear.
  2. A mask for the face.
    • 1608, William Shakspeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act IV, Scene IV, line 44.
      No visor does become black villainy
      So well as soft and tender flattery.
  3. The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From videō (to see, look; watch, observe), via the radical of its supine vīsum +‎ -tor, from Proto-Italic *widēō (to see), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vīsor m (genitive vīsōris); third declension

  1. one who sees, looks at, watches; a seer, viewer, watcher
  2. one who scouts, explores; one who performs reconnaissance; a scout

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vīsor vīsōrēs
Genitive vīsōris vīsōrum
Dative vīsōrī vīsōribus
Accusative vīsōrem vīsōrēs
Ablative vīsōre vīsōribus
Vocative vīsor vīsōrēs

VerbEdit

vīsor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of vīsō (to view, look into, stare at; go see, visit)

ReferencesEdit

  • visor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • visor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 1684
  • visor in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, page 3519

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

visor f

  1. (non-standard since 2012) indefinite plural of visa
  2. (non-standard since 2012) indefinite plural of vise

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /biˈsoɾ/, [biˈsoɾ]

NounEdit

visor m (plural visores)

  1. visor

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

visor

  1. indefinite plural of visa