mentor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mentor, from Ancient Greek Μέντωρ (Méntōr, Mentor), a mythological character in the Odyssey, whose name, a historical name from Ancient Greece, may share the same root as English mind.[1] Akin to Sanskrit मन्तृ (mantṛ, one who thinks) and Latin monitor (one who admonishes), and perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mon-eyo-, causative form of *men- (to think).[2]

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mentor (plural mentors)

  1. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher

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mentor (third-person singular simple present mentors, present participle mentoring, simple past and past participle mentored)

  1. (transitive) To act as someone's mentor

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  1. ^ "mentor, n.". OED Online. March 2013. Oxford University Press. 1 April 2013, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/116575?rskey=EAtx24&result=1&isAdvanced=false.
  2. ^ "mentor (n.)". Online Etymology Dictionary. 2013. Douglas Harper. 2 September 2013, http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=mentor.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μέντωρ (Méntōr, Mentor), a mythological character in the Odyssey.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛntər/, [ˈmɛntˢɐ]

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mentor c (singular definite mentoren, plural indefinite mentorer)

  1. mentor

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Homeric mythological figure Mentor

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mentor m (plural mentors or mentoren, diminutive mentortje n)

  1. A mentor, wise/grey adviser, tutor etc.

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French[edit]

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mentor m (plural mentors)

  1. mentor, guide

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mentor m (plural mentores, feminine mentora, feminine plural mentoras)

  1. mentor (a wise and trusted counsellor or teacher)

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mentor c

  1. A mentor

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Noun[edit]

mentor m (plural: mentoriaid)

  1. A mentor

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mentor fentor unchanged unchanged

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