ductor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from ducere to lead.

Noun[edit]

ductor (plural ductors)

  1. (obsolete) One who leads.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. (engineering, dated) A device for removing superfluous ink or colouring matter from a roller. See doctor.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dūcō (I lead, guide).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ductor m (genitive ductōris); third declension

  1. leader
  2. commander, general
  3. (figuratively) iron worker (one who draws out)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ductor ductōrēs
genitive ductōris ductōrum
dative ductōrī ductōribus
accusative ductōrem ductōrēs
ablative ductōre ductōribus
vocative ductor ductōrēs

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ductor m (plural ductores)

  1. guide, conductor
  2. probe (surgical)