dator

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *déh₃tōr (giver, donor), from the root *deh₃- (to give) (whence also Latin ). Cognates include Ancient Greek δώτωρ (dṓtōr) and Sanskrit दातृ (dā́tar-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dator m (genitive datōris); third declension

  1. Someone who gives; a giver, donor or patron

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dator datōrēs
genitive datōris datōrum
dative datōrī datōribus
accusative datōrem datōrēs
ablative datōre datōribus
vocative dator datōrēs

Verb[edit]

dator

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

References[edit]

  • dator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dator” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • dator in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin root *debtoriu < *dēbitōrius for Latin dēbitor (debtor), ultimately from dēbitum (debt), from dēbeō (to owe); influenced by the verb da (to give).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dator m, n (feminine singular datoare, masculine plural datori, feminine and neuter plural datoare)

  1. indebted (to)
  2. obliged (to)
  3. owing money

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1968 by professor Börje Langefors, as a parallel to doktor and traktor, based on data. Earlier Swedish words for computer were kalkylator, matematikmaskin, elektronhjärna and datamaskin, the later often colloquially abbreviated to data.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dator c

  1. a computer, a data processing machine
  2. indefinite plural of data

Declension[edit]

Declension of dator 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dator datorn datorer datorerna
Genitive dators datorns datorers datorernas

Usage notes[edit]

  • The somewhat common synonym data is usually considered incorrect.

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