curator

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From Latin curator (one who has care of a thing, a manager, guardian, trustee), from curare (to take care of), from cura (care, heed, attention, anxiety, grief).

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curator (plural curators)

  1. A person who manages, administers or organizes a collection, either independently or employed by a museum, library, archive or zoo.
  2. One appointed to act as guardian of the estate of a person not legally competent to manage it, or of an absentee; a trustee.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cūrātor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkyˈraː.tɔr/
  • Hyphenation: cu‧ra‧tor

Noun[edit]

curator m (plural curatoren, diminutive curatortje n)

  1. curator, one who manages a collection
  2. curator, one who manages an estate

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cūrātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of cūrō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of cūrō

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cūrātor m (genitive cūrātōris); third declension

  1. guardian, overseer, superintendent

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cūrātor cūrātōrēs
genitive cūrātōris cūrātōrum
dative cūrātōrī cūrātōribus
accusative cūrātōrem cūrātōrēs
ablative cūrātōre cūrātōribus
vocative cūrātor cūrātōrēs

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References[edit]

  • curator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “curator”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • curator” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • curator in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • curator in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin