curator

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cūrātor (one who has care of a thing, a manager, guardian, trustee), from cūrāre (to take care of), from cūra (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.
    • 1975, Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word:
      The Club became like town meetings for the entire New York art scene, attracting dealers, collectors, uptown curators like Alfred Barr, critics, and just about any other culturati who could wrangle their way in.
  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.
  3. A member of a curatorium, a board for electing university professors, etc.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cūrātor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkyˈraː.tɔr/
  • (file)
  • 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
  3. liquidator appointed by a judge after bankruptcy

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  • Indonesian: kurator

Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From cūrō +‎ -tor.

Noun[edit]

cūrātor m (genitive cūrātōris); third declension

  1. who pays heed about the state of an object, warden, overseer, watchman, lookout
  2. who procures an affair for somebody, agent, commissionary
  3. specifically, who procures patrimonial matters of one who has been deemed incapable to procure them himself
  4. (New Latin, Germany) the regulatory supervisor over a university
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

cūrātor

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

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French curateur, from Latin curator.

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curator m (plural curatori)

  1. curator

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