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See also: tor, Tor, TOR, tör, tør, tőr, and tor-


Alternative forms[edit]

  • -sor in forms derived from primarily third conjugation verbs with stems ending in -t-, -d-, -rg-, -ll-, or -rr-.


From Proto-Indo-European *-tōr. The variant -sor came into being when -tōr- was attached to stems with final d or t. Cognate to the Ancient Greek suffixes -τωρ (-tōr) as in δώτωρ (dṓtōr) and -τήρ (-tḗr) as in δοτήρ (dotḗr). Cognate to the Latin suffix -trum (from *tr-o-m which has a zero-grade ablaut between t and r). While -tor creates agent nouns, -trum creates instrument nouns. Example: arātor (ploughman) — arātrum (plough).



-tor m (genitive -tōris); third declension

  1. -er; used to form a masculine agent noun

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -tor is added to a verb to create a third-declension masculine form of an agent noun.

cantor (male singer); masculine counterpart of cantrīx (female singer), from canō (I sing)
tōnsor (male hair cutter); masculine counterpart of tōnstrīx (female hair cutter), from tondeō (I shear, shave)
quadrātor (stonecutter), from quadrō (I make square)

The suffix -tor occasionally is added to a noun to create an agent noun.

gladiātor (gladiator), from gladius (sword)
malleātor (hammerer), from malleus (hammer)


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative -tor -tōrēs
genitive -tōris -tōrum
dative -tōrī -tōribus
accusative -tōrem -tōrēs
ablative -tōre -tōribus
vocative -tor -tōrēs

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin -tor, with some neologisms based off French -teur.

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-tor m sg, n sg (m plural -tori, f singular, f & n plural -toare)

  1. -er (used to form nouns from verbs)
    băutor - drinker
    călător - traveler
    făcător - maker

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin -torius.

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  1. -ing (used to form adjectives from verbs)
    uimitor - amazing
    strălucitor - shining
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