tors

tor

[tawr]
noun
a rocky pinnacle; a peak of a bare or rocky mountain or hill.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English torr < Celtic; compare Irish tor rocky height, Welsh twr heap, pile

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tor (tɔː)
 
n
1.  a high hill, esp a bare rocky one
2.  chiefly (Southwest English) a prominent rock or heap of rocks, esp on a hill
 
[Old English torr, probably of Celtic origin; compare Scottish Gaelic torr pile, Welsh twr]

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tor
"high, rocky hill," O.E. torr "tower, rock." Obviously cognate with Gael. torr "lofty hill, mound," O.Welsh twrr "heap, pile;" and probably ult. from L. turris "high structure" see tower). But sources disagree on whether the Celts borrowed it from the Anglo-Saxons or the other way round.
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