-ator

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See also: ator, -átor, and -atör

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin -ātor.

Suffix[edit]

-ator

  1. used to form agent nouns, usually from verbs that have the ending -ate

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ator

  1. used to form agent nouns, usually from verbs that have the ending -eren

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

By rebracketing of words formed from first conjugation verbs, such as cūrātor (cūrāre + -tor), where -ā- is part of the stem.

Suffix[edit]

-ātor

  1. Enlarged form of -tor, used to form agent nouns; -ator, -er
    gladius + ‎-ator → ‎gladiātor
    malleus + ‎-ator → ‎malleātor
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Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ator (Cyrillic spelling -атор)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a profession or a performer, used chiefly for words of Latin origin.

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