fornicator

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

fornicate +‎ -or.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɔː(r).nɪ.keɪ.tə(r)/

Noun[edit]

fornicator (plural fornicators)

  1. (pejorative) An unmarried person who engages in sexual intercourse, especially when considered to be of an illicit or illegal nature.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), 1 Corinthians 6:9–10
      Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Qu’ran 24:2, M.H. Shakir translation.
      (As for) the fornicatress and the fornicator, flog each of them, (giving) a hundred stripes, and let not pity for them detain you in the matter of obedience to Allah, if you believe in Allah and the last day, and let a party of believers witness their chastisement.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from fornicārī/fornicor (to fornicate).[1]

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Noun[edit]

fornicātor m (genitive fornicātoris); third declension

  1. fornicator (male)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fornicātor fornicātorēs
genitive fornicātoris fornicātorum
dative fornicātorī fornicātoribus
accusative fornicātorem fornicātorēs
ablative fornicātore fornicātoribus
vocative fornicātor fornicātorēs

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  1. ^ “fornicare” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2