labor

labor

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  • labour (non-American spelling)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bɚ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪbə(ɹ)

labor (countable and uncountable, plural labors)

  1. (chiefly US) Alternative spelling of labour
  • laboral
  • laborious

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

  1. US standard spelling of labour.
  • Albor, Albro, Balor, Bolar, bolar, boral, lobar

Borrowed from Latin labōrem.

  • IPA(key): (Central) [ləˈβor]
  • IPA(key): (Balearic) [ləˈbo]
  • IPA(key): (Valencia) [laˈboɾ]

labor m (plural labors)

  1. labour, work

Borrowed from German Labor.

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

labor (plural laborok)

  1. (informal) lab, laboratory
    Synonym: laboratórium

From Old Latin labōs, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European root *leb- (to seize, take), whence Sanskrit लभते (labhate, take, gain) and Lithuanian lõbis (wealth). More commonly connected with labō (I totter) (see Etymology 2 below), but this is rejected by de Vaan, who however provides no alternative. The semantic connection is weak in either case.

  • labōs
  • (Classical Latin) IPA(key): /ˈla.bor/, [ˈɫ̪äbɔr]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈla.bor/, [ˈläːbor]

labor m (genitive labōris); third declension

  1. work
  2. labor, toil, exertion
    Synonyms: cōnātus, studium, opus, opera, cūra, mōlīmen, intēnsiō, mōlēs, pulvis
  3. (chiefly poetic) hardship, trouble, fatigue, suffering, drudgery, distress
  4. illness
    Synonyms: aegritūdō, morbus, malum, pestis, incommodum, valētūdō, infirmitas
    Antonyms: salūs, valētūdō
  5. the pain accompanying childbirth, labor

Third-declension noun.

  • labōrō
  • ēlabōrō

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₂b- (to hang loosely, be weak), and cognate with labō, English sleep, Proto-Slavic *slàbъ (weak).

  • (Classical Latin) IPA(key): /ˈlaː.bor/, [ˈɫ̪äːbɔr]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈla.bor/, [ˈläːbor]

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
    Synonyms: fugiō, effugiō, ēvādō, refugiō, cōnfugiō, diffugiō, aufugiō, prōfugiō, āvolō, ēripiō, ēlābor
  5. to be mistaken, be wrong, err, commit a fault
    Synonyms: dēlinquō, errō, committō, offendō

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

  • English: lapse
  • 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[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • labor in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • albor, labrō

Borrowed from Latin labōrem.

  • IPA(key): /laˈboɾ/ [laˈβ̞oɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oɾ
  • Syllabification: la‧bor

labor f (plural labores)

  1. labor
  2. job, task, chore
    Synonyms: tarea, quehacer
  3. work, effort
    Synonyms: trabajo, obra
  4. needlework, embroidery
    Synonyms: costura, bordado
  • “labor”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

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