Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of aurochs.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • An auroch is the biggest, strongest prey in the Forest.

    Excerpt: Spirit Walker by Michelle Paver

  • From the north the Paeonians and Agrianians staged devastating raids from the highlands they shared with mountain lions, bears, and wild auroch cattle.

    Alexander the Great

  • From the north the Paeonians and Agrianians staged devastating raids from the highlands they shared with mountain lions, bears, and wild auroch cattle.

    Alexander the Great

  • From the north the Paeonians and Agrianians staged devastating raids from the highlands they shared with mountain lions, bears, and wild auroch cattle.

    Alexander the Great

  •  For example, the dozens of varieties of cattle raised today are all derived from the now-extinct auroch, which was used both for food and as a beast of burden from ancient times until the 17th century.

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  • The one on the left shoulder is a bison/auroch sorta design in black outline, cave-painting/tribal style.

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  • The scientists involved in the project concede that keeping an auroch would be difficult and potentially dangerous.

    2010: All the Future is Cracked Up to Be? - Pink Raygun.com

  • Italian scientists are attempting to resurrect the auroch, a giant bovine that has been extinct for over 400 hundred years.

    2010: All the Future is Cracked Up to Be? - Pink Raygun.com

  • Mr Gow said: The auroch was extinct, but domestic descendents – Friesians, Simmentals and everything else – were still kicking around the countryside.

    Nazi Supercows | Impact Lab

  • Farmer and conservationist Derek Gow, who has imported the half-tonne animals, explained that the Nazis wanted to recreate the auroch to evoke the power of the “runes, folklores and legends of the Germanic peoples”, and it was used as a propaganda motif.

    Nazi Supercows | Impact Lab

Comments

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  • Why does aurochs get a WeirdNet definition and auroch doesn't?

    October 19, 2009

  • Perhaps the -ochs is the singular, not the plural. Its an aurochs, not an "auroch", I'll wager. Maybe the plural should be "aurochsen", as in "oxen". Which might make auroch a back-formation of some sort.

    October 20, 2009

  • HH is right: the singular form is aurochs, and according to my dictionary (useful things, dictionaries), the plural is the same, like deer. One aurochs, two aurochs, many aurochs. I would label this form a misspelling (and in fact I have done so).

    October 20, 2009

  • That occurred to me after posting. Plural-looking singular nouns seems like a good idea for a list. Does anyone have one already?

    October 20, 2009

  • Apparently not, c_b. Series, corps, and species aren't colisted anywhere on Wordie.

    October 20, 2009

  • Gore me with an aurochs for being so critical, but I experience a rush of phony umbrage every time a commenter says "specie" on the air or on the internets.

    October 20, 2009

  • there is more than one internet?

    October 20, 2009

  • Not sure, but I think "the internets" is a nod to Manolo's Shoe Blog - Manolo Loves the Shoes!.

    October 20, 2009

  • But hernesheir, specie is a word. It is not the singular of animal species (since there isn't one), but it's still a word. (Or did you mean that's why your umbrage is phony...?)

    Mollusque, you're my search hero. I'm gonna make an open list for these. Right 'chere. Enjoy!

    October 21, 2009

  • Specie is also the surname of an attorney who represents creditors and serves as trustee in bankruptcy cases in my area. Said attorney gets to collect specie from the plaintiffs on behalf of the creditors. Yes c_b, I knew of the word specie - I cringe when the word is misused in a taxonomical sense.

    October 21, 2009