-ator

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See also: ator, -átor, -atör, and -ător

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin -ātor or -ate +‎ -or.

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 -ātor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.tɔr/
  • (file)

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 (sword) + ‎-ātor → ‎gladiātor (gladiator)
    malleus (hammer) + ‎-ātor → ‎malleātor (hammerer)
Descendants[edit]
  • Old Irish: -atóir
  • Norwegian: -ator

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Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ātor

  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of (first conjugation)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ātor (-ator, -er), a form of -tor (-er), from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s.

Suffix[edit]

-ator m

  1. used to form nouns

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ator

Suffix[edit]

-ator m

  1. used to form nouns

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin -ator.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.tɔr/
  • Rhymes: -atɔr
  • Syllabification: a‧tor

Suffix[edit]

-ator m pers

  1. Forms masculine agentitive nouns, usually professions
    adiustacja + ‎-ator → ‎adiustator

Declension[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • -ator in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • -ator in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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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