cantor

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English[edit]

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A Cantor singing

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæntɔː(ɹ)/, /ˈkæntə(ɹ)/

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cantor, agent noun from perfect passive participle cantus, from verb canere (to sing) + agent suffix -or. Doublet of chanter.

Noun[edit]

cantor (plural cantors)

  1. singer, especially someone who takes a special role of singing or song leading at a ceremony
    The cantor's place in church is on the right of the choir.
  2. A prayer leader in a Jewish service; a hazzan

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cantor (male singer), cantōrem.

Noun[edit]

cantor m (plural cantores)

  1. singer (person who sings)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cantor.

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Noun[edit]

cantor m (plural cantors, feminine cantora)

  1. singer (person who sings)

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From canō (I sing) +‎ -tor.

Noun[edit]

cantor m (genitive cantōris, feminine cantrīx); third declension

  1. singer (male)
  2. player (male)
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cantor cantōrēs
Genitive cantōris cantōrum
Dative cantōrī cantōribus
Accusative cantōrem cantōrēs
Ablative cantōre cantōribus
Vocative cantor cantōrēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of cantō (I sing).

Verb[edit]

cantor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of cantō

References[edit]

  • cantor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cantor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cantor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cantōrem (male singer).

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Noun[edit]

cantor m (plural cantores, feminine cantora, feminine plural cantoras)

  1. singer (person who sings)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cantor

Noun[edit]

cantor m (plural cantori)

  1. cantor

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cantor, cantōrem.

Adjective[edit]

cantor (feminine cantora, masculine plural cantores, feminine plural cantoras)

  1. singing

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Noun[edit]

cantor m (plural cantores, feminine cantora, feminine plural cantoras)

  1. singer

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cantor, cantōrem.

Noun[edit]

cantor m (plural cantori) or cantor m (plural canturi)

  1. singer, chorister

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin cantor

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantor f (plural cantorion or cantoriaid, feminine cantores)

  1. singer
    Synonym: canwr

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cantor gantor nghantor chantor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “cantor”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish mjölkkantor (milk cabinet), obsolete form of mjölkkontor, from obsolete kantor corresponding to modern kontor (office; building or room), from Middle Low German kantôr, kontôr, komtôr, komptor (commercial branch; writing room; counting desk/table), from Middle Dutch cantoor, contoor, contoir, comptoir, from Middle French contoir, comptoir, from conter, compter (to count) + -oir (instrument sufffix) calquing earlier Medieval Latin computōrium.

Noun[edit]

cāntōr n (definite singular cāntōrä̆, definite plural cāntōră)

  1. Alternative spelling of kanntor