rhetor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin rhētor (teacher of rhetoric, rhetorician), from Ancient Greek ῥήτωρ (rhḗtōr).

Noun[edit]

rhetor (plural rhetors)

  1. (obsolete) A rhetorician.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 Ancient Greek ῥήτωρ (rhḗtōr)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rhētor m (genitive rhētōris); third declension

  1. teacher of rhetoric.
  2. (derogatory) orator, rhetorician.

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rhētor rhētōrēs
genitive rhētōris rhētōrum
dative rhētōrī rhētōribus
accusative rhētōrem rhētōrēs
ablative rhētōre rhētōribus
vocative rhētor rhētōrēs

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References[edit]

  • rhetor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Professor Kidd, et al. Collins Gem Latin Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers (Glasgow: 2004). ISBN 0-00-470763-X. page 306.