abactor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abactor (cattle rustler), from abigō (drive away); from ab (from, away from) + agō (drive).[1]

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abactor (plural abactors)

  1. (law, obsolete) One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves; a cattle rustler. [Attested from the mid 17th century until the early 19th century.][2]

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  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abigō (drive away), from ab (from, away from) + agō (drive).

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abactor m (genitive abactōris); third declension

  1. A cattle thief; abactor or rustler.
  2. A man who abducts.
  3. vocative singular of abactor

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative abactor abactōrēs
genitive abactōris abactōrum
dative abactōrī abactōribus
accusative abactōrem abactōrēs
ablative abactōre abactōribus
vocative abactor abactōrēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abactor.

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abactor m (plural abactores, feminine abactora, feminine plural abactoras)

  1. abactor (cattle thief)

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