dancer vs terpsichorean what difference

what is difference between dancer and terpsichorean

English

Alternative forms

  • dauncer, dawncer (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English dauncer, dawncere, dancere, equivalent to dance +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɑːns.ə(ɹ)/, /ˈdæns.ə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːnsə(ɹ), -ænse(ɹ)

Noun

dancer (plural dancers)

  1. A person who dances, usually as a job or profession.
    Synonym: stepper
  2. (euphemistic) A stripper.
    Synonym: exotic dancer

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • dancing

Descendants

  • Japanese: ダンサー (dansā)

Translations

Anagrams

  • Carden, ancred, carden, cedarn, craned, nacred, narced

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French dancier (to dance).

Verb

dancer

  1. to dance

Conjugation

  • As parler except c becomes ç before a and o. May remain c in older manuscripts.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Old French

Verb

dancer

  1. Alternative form of dancier

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.



English

Alternative forms

  • Terpsichorean

Etymology

From Terpsichore (the Muse of dance in Greek mythology).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌtəːp.sɪ.kəɹˈiː.ən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌtɝp.sɪ.kəˈɹiː.ən/, /ˌtɝp.sɪˈkɔɹ.iː.ən/
  • ,

Adjective

terpsichorean (comparative more terpsichorean, superlative most terpsichorean)

  1. (dance) Of or relating to dancing.
    • 1939, T. S. Eliot, The Song of the Jellicles (in Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats)
      They’re quiet enough in the morning hours,
      They’re quiet enough in the afternoon,
      Reserving their terpsichorean powers
      To dance by the light of the Jellicle Moon.

Usage notes

This word is sometimes capitalized, because of its etymology from a proper noun.

Translations

Noun

terpsichorean (plural terpsichoreans)

  1. A person who dances, especially professionally.

Translations


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