dator

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*deh₃-

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

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin root *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 3 nom/acc forms

  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]

Inflection 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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