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There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means—either may do—the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
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See also Ort, and ört

English

Etymology

From Middle Low German orte, refuse of food, cognate with early-modern Dutch ooræte, perhaps from Dutch oor-, out + etten, to eat

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
ort

Plural
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  1. (usually in plural orts) a scrap of leftover food; any remainder
    • 1922: Come, Kinch, you have eaten all we left. Ay, I will serve you your orts and offals. — James Joyce, Ulysses
    • 1997: Peace, Grandam,– reclaim thy Ort. The Learnèd One has yet to sink quite that low. — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

Translations


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ɔɾˠt̪ˠ]

Pronoun

ort

  1. 2nd person singular of ar.
    on you singular

Derived terms


Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *uzdaz, whence Old English ord, Old Norse oddr

Noun

ort m

  1. sharp point

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