palpator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, stroker.

Noun[edit]

palpator (plural palpators)

  1. One who palpates.
  2. A device for palpating.
  3. (zoology, dated) One of a family of clavicorn beetles, including those which have very long maxillary palpi.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 palpō (touch softly, stroke; flatter).

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Noun[edit]

palpātor m (genitive palpātōris); third declension

  1. stroker
  2. (figuratively) cajoler, flatterer

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative palpātor palpātōrēs
genitive palpātōris palpātōrum
dative palpātōrī palpātōribus
accusative palpātōrem palpātōrēs
ablative palpātōre palpātōribus
vocative palpātor palpātōrēs

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