abbreviator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin abbreviātor. Compare French abbréviateur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abbreviator (plural abbreviators)

  1. A person who abbreviates or shortens. [from early 16th c.][1]
  2. (Roman Catholicism, historical) One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty was to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form. [from mid-16th c.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abbreviator”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 3.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abbreviō +‎ -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abbreviātor m (genitive abbreviātōris); third declension

  1. (Ecclesiastical Latin) an abbreviator

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abbreviātor abbreviātōrēs
Genitive abbreviātōris abbreviātōrum
Dative abbreviātōrī abbreviātōribus
Accusative abbreviātōrem abbreviātōrēs
Ablative abbreviātōre abbreviātōribus
Vocative abbreviātor abbreviātōrēs

Verb[edit]

abbreviātor

  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of abbreviō

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Door of the house of Prospero Mochi (16th century Pope's abbreviator) in Via dei Coronari, Rome.

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin abbreviātor, future passive imperative of abbreviō (I shorten, abbreviate, abridge), from both ad- (to), from ad (to, towards, up to), from Proto-Italic *ad (toward, to, on, up to, for), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (to, at) + and from breviō (I shorten, abbreviate, abridge), from both brevis (short, small; brief, low), from Proto-Italic *breɣʷis (short, small), from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus (short, brief), from *mreǵʰ- (short) + and from , from Proto-Italic *-āō or *-aēō, from Proto-Indo-European *-eh₂-yé-ti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abreʋɪˈɑːtʊr/
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  • Rhymes: -ʊr
  • Hyphenation: ab‧bre‧vi‧a‧tor

Noun[edit]

abbreviator m (definite singular abbreviatoren, indefinite plural abbreviatorer, definite plural abbreviatorene)

  1. (historical, Roman Catholicism) abbreviator (one of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form.)
    Pius II opprettet i 1463 et kollegium av abbreviatorer.
    Pius II established a college of abbreviators in 1463.

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