speculator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a spy, explorer, investigator.

Noun[edit]

speculator (plural speculators)

  1. One who speculates; an observer; a contemplator.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. One who forms theories; a theorist.
    • Macaulay
      A speculator who had dared to affirm that the human soul is by nature mortal.
  3. (business, finance) One who speculates; as in investing, one who is willing to take volatile risks upon invested principle for the potential of substantial returns.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

speculātor m (genitive speculātōris); third declension

  1. spy, scout
  2. explorer
  3. investigator
  4. predecessor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative speculātor speculātōrēs
genitive speculātōris speculātōrum
dative speculātōrī speculātōribus
accusative speculātōrem speculātōrēs
ablative speculātōre speculātōribus
vocative speculātor speculātōrēs

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Verb[edit]

speculātor

  1. second-person singular future active imperative of speculor
  2. third-person singular future active imperative of speculor