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Webster 1913 Edition


Cur

Cur

(kûr)
,
Noun.
[OE.
curre
,
kur
; cf. dial. Sw.
kurre
dog, OD.
korre
watchdog, and Icel.
kurra
to murmur, grumble, Sw.
kurra
to rumble, croak, Dan.
kurre
to coo, whirr; prob. of imitative origin.]
1.
A mongrel or inferior dog.
They . . . like to village
curs
,
Bark when their fellows do.
Shakespeare
2.
A worthless, snarling fellow; – used in contempt.
What would you have, you
curs
,
That like nor peace nor war?
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Cur

CUR

,
Noun.
A degenerate dog; and in reproach, a worthless man.

Definition 2022


cur

cur

See also: cúr and cûr

English

Noun

cur (plural curs)

  1. (dated or humorous) A contemptible or inferior dog.
  2. (dated or humorous) A detestable person.

Derived terms

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Aromanian

Etymology 1

From Latin culus. Compare Romanian cur.

Alternative forms

  • curu

Noun

cur

  1. (slang, referring to the anus) ass

Etymology 2

From Latin currō. Compare Romanian cure, cur (modern curge, curg).

Alternative forms

  • curu

Verb

cur

  1. I run.
  2. I flow.

Derived terms

Etymology 3

From Latin cūrō. Compare archaic/regional Romanian cura, cur.

Alternative forms

  • curu

Verb

cur (past participle curatã)

  1. I clean.
Related terms

Dalmatian

Etymology 1

From Latin cārus.

Alternative forms

Adjective

cur m (feminine cuora)

  1. dear, beloved

Etymology 2

From Latin cor. Compare Italian cuore, French coeur, Old Portuguese cor, Old Spanish cuer.

Noun

cur

  1. heart

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kʊɾˠ]

Noun

cur m (genitive as substantive cuir, genitive as verbal noun curtha)

  1. verbal noun of cuir
  2. sowing, planting; tillage
  3. burial
  4. setting, laying
  5. course; round
  6. (of implements) set

Declension

As substantive
As verbal noun

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cur chur gcur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Latin

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Latin quūr, quōr, from Proto-Italic *kʷōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷōr, having undergone pre-resonant and monosyllabic lengthening from *kʷor (where), from *kʷos (interrogative determiner) + *-r (adverbial suffix). For similar lengthening effect, compare to *bʰōr. For other Proto-Indo-European cognates, compare:

See also quirquir (wherever(?)).[1][2]

Adverb

cūr (not comparable)

  1. why, for what reason, wherefore, to what purpose, from what motive
    Cur in terra iaces?
    Why are you lying on the ground?
    • Vergilius, Aeneis; Book XI, from line 424
      Cur ante tubam tremor occupat artus?
      Why before the trumpet (of war), fear seizes your limbs?

Derived terms

References

  1. De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “cūr”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 155-156
  2. “kur̃” in Harold Herman Bender's A Lithuanian Etymological Index. Princeton University Press, 1921.

Lojban

Rafsi

cur

  1. rafsi of curnu.

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish cuirid, from older fo·ceird, do·cuirethar.

Verb

cur

  1. put
    Cur y muc shen magh hoshiaght. ― Put that pig out first.
  2. give

Derived terms

Mutation

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cur chur gur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • 1 cuirid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Megleno-Romanian

Etymology

From Latin culus.

Noun

cur

  1. (slang) **** (anus)

Old Irish

Noun

cur m

  1. Alternative form of caur (hero, warrior)

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
cur chur cur
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin culus. Compare Italian culo, French cul.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kur/

Noun

cur n (plural cururi)

  1. (anatomy, slang, vulgar, referring to the anus) ****
    O să-mi bag pula în curul tău.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Scottish Gaelic

Noun

cur m (genitive singular cuir, no plural)

  1. verbal noun of cuir
  2. placing, setting, sending, sowing
  3. laying, pouring
  4. falling of snow, raining
  5. throwing

Derived terms

Mutation

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cur chur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9