delator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

delator (plural delators)

  1. An accuser; an informer.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for delator in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

delator (plural delatores)

  1. informer

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēlātus (perfect participle of dēferō) +‎ -tor (-er, agent noun suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēlātor m (genitive dēlātōris); third declension

  1. (post-Classical Latin) accuser, informer, denouncer

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dēlātor dēlātōrēs
genitive dēlātōris dēlātōrum
dative dēlātōrī dēlātōribus
accusative dēlātōrem dēlātōrēs
ablative dēlātōre dēlātōribus
vocative dēlātor dēlātōrēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēlātōrem, accusative singular of dēlātor (informer, denouncer).

Noun[edit]

delator m (plural delatores, feminine delatora, feminine plural delatoras)

  1. informant; whistle-blower

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēlātōrem, accusative singular of dēlātor (informer, denouncer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /delaˈtoɾ/, [d̪elaˈt̪oɾ]

Adjective[edit]

delator (feminine singular delatora, masculine plural delatores, feminine plural delatoras)

  1. telltale
    Synonym: delatador

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Noun[edit]

delator m (plural delatores, feminine delatora, feminine plural delatoras)

  1. informer
    Synonym: informante
  2. betrayer, accuser
    Synonyms: acusador, traidor

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