-dor

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -tōrem, accusative of -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s

Pronunciation[edit]

(after continuants, except [ɫ⁓l] and /ʎ/)

(elsewhere)

Suffix[edit]

-dor m (plural -dors, feminine -dora)

  1. Forms agent nouns and adjectives from verbs. The vowel of the infinitive is kept, i.e. -ador, -edor, -idor.
  2. Forms agent nouns from another noun associated with the action.
    llenya (firewood) + ‎-dor → ‎llenyador (wood cutter)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese -dor, from Latin -tor (-er), from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-dor m (feminine -dora, plural -dores, feminine plural -doras) (also, f -triz).

  1. forms agent nouns from verbs; -er, -or
    matar (to kill) + ‎-dor → ‎matador (killer)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin -tor, from Proto-Italic *-tōr, from Proto-Indo-European *-tōr < *-tor-s

Suffix[edit]

-dor m (feminine -dora, plural -dores, feminine plural -doras)

  1. Forms nouns (usually agent nouns) and adjectives from verbs. The vowel before the suffix depends on the conjugation of the verb to which the suffix is added: -ar verbs use -ador (-adora), -er verbs use -edor (-edora), and -ir verbs use -idor (-idora).
  2. Forms derivatives of other nouns.
    leña (firewood) + ‎-dor → ‎leñador (wood cutter)

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