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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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English

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Etymology

From Old French tort.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tort

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  1. (law) A wrongful act, whether intentional or negligent, which causes an injury and can be remedied at civil law, usually through awarding damages. A delict.
  2. (plural) The area of law dealing with such wrongful acts.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] tortum, substantive use of the past participle of torqueō (twist, turn).

Pronunciation

Noun

tort m. (plural torts)

  1. fault
    Elle a le tort d'avoir trop de précipitation. Her trouble is, she's too hasty.
    Le mari n'a aucun tort. The husband is not to blame.
  2. wrong, error
    Je regrette, vous avez tort. I'm afraid you are mistaken.
    Nous avons fait notre choix, à tort ou à raison. We have made our choice, rightly or wrongly.

Norwegian

Etymology

From French, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:no:Template:lang:la derivations]] torquere

Noun

tort m. (definite singular torten; uncountable)

  1. (law) offense against someone, an insult or inconvenience caused to someone

Usage notes

Only used in the legal phrase tort og svie

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References

  • tort” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

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Noun

tort m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|tort]]

  1. torte (type of cake)

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative tort torty
Genitive tortu tortów
Dative tortowi tortom
Accusative tort torty
Instrumental tortem tortami
Locative torcie tortach
Vocative torcie torty

Romanian

Etymology

Latin tortus

Noun

tort f and m

  1. thread

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