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tor

[ tawr ]
/ tɔr /
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noun

a rocky pinnacle; a peak of a bare or rocky mountain or hill.

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Origin of tor

before 900; Middle English; Old English torr<Celtic; compare Irish tor rocky height, Welsh twr heap, pile

Definition for tor (2 of 2)

-tor

a suffix found in loanwords from Latin, forming personal agent nouns from verbs and, less commonly, from nouns: dictator; genitor; janitor; orator; victor.

Origin of -tor

<Latin -tor (stem -tōr-), cognate with Greek -tōr (stem -tor-), Sanskrit -tar-
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British Dictionary definitions for tor

tor
/ (tɔː) /

noun

a high hill, esp a bare rocky one
mainly Southwest English a prominent rock or heap of rocks, esp on a hill

Word Origin for tor

Old English torr, probably of Celtic origin; compare Scottish Gaelic torr pile, Welsh twr
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