etymology 1 From Old Norse tarfr, from Old Irish tarb, from Proto-Celtic *tarwos, from Proto-Indo-European *táwros. Compare Latin taurus, Old Norse þjórr (Faroese tjórur), from Proto-Semitic *θawr- 〈*thawr-〉, or from an unknown source.
- (astrology, astronomy) Taurus
- (pejorative) womanizer, lady-killer
etymology 2 From Old Norse þǫrf, from Proto-Germanic *þarbō. Cognate with Old English þearf, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐍂𐌱𐌰 〈𐌸𐌰𐍂𐌱𐌰〉 and Icelandic þörf.
- necessity, demand, need
related terms:Synonyms: tørvur