Tor vs Arete - What's the difference?

tor | arete |


As a verb tor

is (lb) to break.

As a noun arete is

virtue, excellence or arete can be .

tor

English

(wikipedia tor)

Etymology 1

Adjective

(en-adjective)
  • ("hard, difficult; strong; rich").
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) tor, ). It is not clear whether the Celtic forms were borrowed from Old English or vice versa. See also (tower).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A craggy outcrop of rock on the summit of a hill.
  • (South-West England) A hill.
  • * 1855 , Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho! , Tickor and Fields (1855), pages 104-105:
  • Bursdon and Welsford were then, as now, a rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree, or anything save few and far between a world-old furze-bank which marked the common rights of some distant cattle farm, and crossed then, not as now, by a decent road, but by a rough confused trackway, the remnant of an old Roman road from Clovelly dikes to Launceston.
  • * 1902 , , Chapter 9:
  • The moon was low upon the right, and the jagged pinnacle of a granite tor stood up against the lower curve of its silver disc.
  • * 2008 , Lydia Joyce, Shadows of the Night , Signet Eclipse (2008), ISBN 9780451223425, page 242:
  • She had slipped the letters into her pocket next to the packet of antique documents and had taken an umbrella—as the sky was ominous out over the distant tors —and strolled around the manor house and down the road toward the village.
  • (UK, dialect) A tower; a turret.
  • (Ray)

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    arete

    English

    Alternative forms

    * arete

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology) A very thin ridge of rock.
  • * 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 88:
  • In his old department in Zürich, they sit in glass cases: models to the life of the peaks he had studied, with the strata painted beautifully and accurately, passing over arête and valley alike.

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