-adóir

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -atóir, a borrowing from Latin -tor.

Suffix[edit]

-adóir m ‎(genitive singular -adóra, nominative plural -adóirí)

  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:

Derived terms[edit]