Torpedo efforts at reform.
Other Word Forms
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“dō (“a torpedo fish"), from torpÄ“dō (“numbness, torpidity, electric ray"), from torpeō (“I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive") and -dō (“noun suffix"), from Proto-Indo-European *ster (“stiff"), see also Old English steorfan (“to die"), Ancient Greek στερεός (stereos, “solid"), Lithuanian tirpstu (“to become rigid"), Old Church Slavonic трупети (trupeti)