Orc meaning

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A killer whale or other cetacean identified by early writers as a “sea monster”
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Officers' Reserve Corps.
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Any of several large, ferocious sea creatures, now especially the killer whale. [from 16th c.]
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(fantasy, mythology) A mythical evil monstrous humanoid creature, usually quite aggressive. [from 17th c.]
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Orange River Colony, a name given to the Orange Free State when annexed by Britain in 1900.
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Origin of orc

  • Probably from Italian orco (“man-eating giant"); later revived by J. R. R. Tolkien, partly after Old English orc (“demon").

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  • From Middle French orque, Italian orca, and their source, Latin orca (“type of whale").

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