abnegator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abnegator, from abnegatus. Equivalent to abnegate +‎ -or.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.nɪˌɡeɪ.tɚ/, /ˈæb.niˌɡeɪ.tɚ/

Noun[edit]

abnegator (plural abnegators)

  1. (rare) One who abnegates, denies, or rejects. [From early 17th century.]
    • 1605, Edwin Sandys, A Relation of the State of Religion, London: Simon Waterson, [1]
      On the other side, representing a serpentine generation wholy, made of fraud, policies, and practises, men lovers of the world, and haters of truth and godlinesse, fighters against the light, protectors of darkenesse, persecuters of marriage, and patrons of brothelles, abnegators and dispencers against the lawes of God []
    • 1914, George Bernard Shaw, John Bull’s Other Island, London: Constable, “Preface for Politicians,” p. xix,[2]
      The Catholic is theoretically a Collectivist, a self-abnegator, a Tory, a Conservative, a supporter of Church and State one and undivisible, an obeyer.

Translations[edit]



Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abnegō (refuse, deny, decline) +‎ -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abnegātor m (genitive abnegātōris); third declension

  1. a denier

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abnegātor abnegātōrēs
Genitive abnegātōris abnegātōrum
Dative abnegātōrī abnegātōribus
Accusative abnegātōrem abnegātōrēs
Ablative abnegātōre abnegātōribus
Vocative abnegātor abnegātōrēs

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: abnegator

References[edit]

  • abnegator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abnegator in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016