labor

labor

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English

Alternative forms

  • labour (non-American spelling)

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bɚ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪbə(ɹ)

Noun

labor (countable and uncountable, plural labors)

  1. Alternative spelling of labour

Derived terms

Related terms

  • laboral
  • laborious

Translations

Verb

labor (third-person singular simple present labors, present participle laboring, simple past and past participle labored)

  1. US standard spelling of labour.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Albor, Albro, Balor, Bolar, bolar, boral, lobar

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin labor.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ləˈbo/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /laˈboɾ/

Noun

labor m (plural labors)

  1. labour, work

Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowed from German Labor.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɒbor]
  • Hyphenation: la‧bor

Noun

labor (plural laborok)

  1. (informal) laboratory
    Synonym: laboratórium

Declension

References


Latin

Etymology 1

From Old Latin labos, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₂gʷ- (to seize, take), related to Ancient Greek λᾰμβᾰ́νω (lambánō), Sanskrit लभते (labhate) ("take", "gain"). Sometimes connected with labo (I totter), but this is rejected by de Vaan.

Alternative forms

  • labos

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈla.bor/, [ˈɫ̪äbɔr]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈla.bor/, [ˈläːbɔr]

Noun

labor m (genitive labōris); third declension

  1. work
  2. labour, toil
  3. (chiefly poetic) hardship, trouble, fatigue, suffering
  4. illness
  5. the pain accompanying childbirth, labor
Declension

Third-declension noun.

Derived terms
  • labōrō
  • elabōrō
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₂b- (to hang loosely, be weak). Cognate with labō, English sleep.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlaː.bor/, [ˈɫ̪äːbɔr]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈla.bor/, [ˈläːbɔr]

Verb

lābor (present infinitive lābī, perfect active lāpsus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. to slip, slide, glide
  2. to fall, sink down
  3. to slip, stumble
  4. to vanish, pass away, elapse, escape
  5. to be mistaken, be wrong, err, commit a fault
Conjugation

This verb takes the future passive participle lābundus instead of *lābendus.

Derived terms
  • collābor
  • elābor
  • illābor
  • lābēs
  • lābilis
  • lābundus
  • lapsō
  • lāpsus
  • relābor
Descendants
  • English: lapse

References

  • labor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • labor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • labor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • labor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

References

Anagrams

  • albor, labrō

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin labor, labōrem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /laˈboɾ/, [laˈβ̞oɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oɾ

Noun

labor f (plural labores)

  1. job, task
  2. work, effort
    Synonyms: trabajo, obra
  3. labor
  4. needlework, embroidery

Related terms

  • laboral
  • laborar
  • laborioso
  • labrar

Derived terms

  • estar por la labor

Further reading

  • “labor” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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