-dor

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -tōrem, accusative of -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • after continuants, except ɫ~l and ʎ IPA(key): /ˈðo/
  • elsewhere IPA(key): /ˈdo/

Suffix[edit]

-dor m (plural -dors, feminine -dora)

  1. Forms agent nouns and adjectives from verbs. The vowel of the infinitive kept, i.e. -ador, -edor, -idor.
  2. Forms agent nouns from another noun associated with the action.
    e.g. llenya (firewood) + -dorllenyador (wood cutter)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese -dor, from Latin -tor (-er), from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-dor m (feminine -dora, plural -dores, feminine plural -doras) (also, f -triz).

  1. forms agent nouns from verbs; -er, -or
    matar (to kill) + -dormatador (killer)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -tor.

Suffix[edit]

-dor m (feminine -dora, plural -dores, feminine plural -doras)

  1. Forming (usually agent) nouns and adjectives from verbs. The form used depends on the suffix of verb being appended: for -ar verbs use -ador (-adora), for -er verbs -edor (-edora), and for -ir verbs -idor (-idora).
  2. Forming derivatives of other nouns:
    leña (firewood) + -dorleñador (wood cutter)