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From Old Irish -atóir, borrowed from Latin -tor.


-adóir m

  1. Suffix appended to words to create an agent noun, indicating a person who does (or a thing that does) something.
    bréag (lie) + ‎-adóir → ‎bréagadóir (liar)
    dath (color) + ‎-adóir → ‎dathadóir (colorist, dyer, painter)
    gúna (gown, dress) + ‎-adóir → ‎gúnadóir (dressmaker)

Usage notes[edit]

  • All nouns in -adóir are masculine nouns of the third declension:

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