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Webster 1913 Edition


Pur

Pur

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Purred
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Purring
.]
[Of imitative origin; cf. Prov. G.
purren
.]
To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as a cat does when pleased.
[Written also
purr
.]

Pur

,
Verb.
T.
To signify or express by purring.
Gray.

Pur

,
Noun.
The low, murmuring sound made by a cat to express contentment or pleasure.
[Written also
purr
.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Pur

PUR

,
Verb.
I.
To utter a low murmuring continued sound, as a cat.

PUR

,
Verb.
T.
to signify by purring.

PUR

,
Noun.
The low murmuring continued sound of a cat.

Definition 2022


pur

pur

See also: PUR, pür, and pur-

English

Noun

pur (plural purs)

  1. Dated form of purr (low murmuring sound as of a cat)
    • 1895, Jacob Mendes Da Costa, Medical diagnosis (page 294)
      The first — called by Laennec, from its resemblance to the pur of a cat, the purring tremor — is nearly always indicative of a valvular lesion. The second is caused by the to-and-fro motion of a roughened pericardium.

Verb

pur (third-person singular simple present purs, present participle purring, simple past and past participle purred)

  1. Dated form of purr
    • John G. C. Brainard
      And there the wild-cat purs amid her brood.
    • 1840, The Visitor: Or, Monthly Instructor (page 182)
      It appears to me, past all doubt, that its [the goatsucker's] notes are formed by organic impulse, by the parts of its windpipe formed for sound, just as cats pur.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin purus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /puɾ/
  • Rhymes: -uɾ

Adjective

pur m (feminine pura, masculine plural purs, feminine plural pures)

  1. pure
  2. not contaminated
  3. innocent
  4. authentic, genuine

Antonyms

Derived terms


Cornish

Pronunciation

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [py:r]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [pi:r]

Adjective

pur}

  1. pure, absolute

Mutation


French

Etymology

Latin purus

Pronunciation

Adjective

pur m (feminine singular pure, masculine plural purs, feminine plural pures)

  1. pure (unspoilt)
  2. pure (undiluted)

Derived terms


German

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -uːɐ̯
  • IPA(key): /puːɐ̯/

Adjective

pur (comparative purer, superlative am pursten)

  1. pure (free of flaws or imperfections)

Declension


Interlingua

Adjective

pur (comparative plus pur, superlative le plus pur)

  1. pure

Italian

Adverb

pur

  1. apocopic form of pure

Conjunction

pur

  1. apocopic form of pure

Lojban

Rafsi

pur

  1. rafsi of purci.

Norman

Etymology

From Old French pur, from Latin pūrus.

Adjective

pur m

  1. (Jersey) pure

Derived terms


Old French

Etymology 1

Latin purus

Adjective

pur m (oblique and nominative feminine singular pure)

  1. pure
Declension
Descendants
  • English: pure (borrowed)
  • French: pur

Etymology 2

See por

Preposition

pur

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of por

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pur/

Etymology 1

Borrowing from Latin pūrus, French pur.

Adjective

pur m, n (feminine singular pură, masculine plural puri, feminine and neuter plural pure)

  1. pure, clean, clear
  2. mere
Declension

See also

Etymology 2

Probably from Latin porrum.

Noun

pur m (plural puri)

  1. sand leek (Allium rotundum)
  2. serpent's garlic

Declension


Romansch

Etymology 1

From Latin pūrus

Alternative forms

  • (Puter, Vallader) pür

Adjective

pur m (feminine singular pura, masculine plural purs, feminine plural puras)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) pure
Synonyms

Etymology 2

Of Germanic origin, cognate with German Bauer, Dutch boer.

Noun

pur m (plural purs)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter) peasant, farmer
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader, chess) pawn
Alternative forms
  • (Surmiran) pour
  • (Vallader) paur (peasant, farmer)

Swedish

Etymology

Latin purus

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʉːr

Adjective

pur

  1. (somewhat dated) pure

Declension

Inflection of pur
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular pur
Neuter singular purt
Plural pura
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 pure
All pura
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

See also


Welsh

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin pūrus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

pur (feminine singular pur, plural pur, equative pured, comparative purach, superlative puraf)

  1. pure

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pur bur mhur phur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.