Torpedo efforts at reform.
Origin of torpedo
- Latin torpēdō numbness, electric ray from torpēre to be stiff ster-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin torpÄ“dÅ (“a torpedo fish"), from torpÄ“dÅ (“numbness, torpidity, electric ray"), from torpeÅ (“I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive") and -dÅ (“noun suffix"), from Proto-Indo-European *ster (“stiff"), see also Old English steorfan (“to die"), Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÎµÏÎµÏŒÏ‚ (stereos, “solid"), Lithuanian tirpstu (“to become rigid"), Old Church Slavonic Ñ‚Ñ€ÑƒÐ¿ÐµÑ‚Ð¸ (trupeti)