-tóir

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish, from Latin -tor, -tōrem.

Suffix[edit]

-tóir m

  1. Suffix appended to words to create an agent noun, indicating a person who does (or a thing that does) something.
    múin (teach) → múinteoir (teacher)
    inneal (engine) → innealtóir (engineer)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • All nouns in -tóir are masculine nouns of the third declension;
  • The form is -teoir for roots ending in a slender consonant.

Derived terms[edit]