gladiator

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See also: Gladiator and gladiátor

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gladiātor, from gladius (sword). See also English gladius.

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Noun[edit]

gladiator (plural gladiators)

  1. (in ancient Rome) A person (professional or slave) who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat with another, or with a wild animal.
  2. (by extension) A disputant in a public controversy or debate.
  3. A professional boxer.

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Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gladiator c (definite singular gladiatoren, indefinite plural gladiatorer, definite plural gladiatorerne)

  1. gladiator

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gla‧di‧a‧tor

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gladiātor, from gladius (sword).

Noun[edit]

gladiator m (plural gladiatoren or gladiators, diminutive gladiatortje n)

  1. gladiator; entertainer who engages in mortal combat

Latin[edit]

gladiātōrēs (gladiators)

Etymology[edit]

Derived from gladi(us) (sword) +‎ -ātor (-ator, agent noun suffix).

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Noun[edit]

gladiātor m (genitive gladiātōris); third declension

  1. gladiator, swordman
  2. vocative singular of gladiātor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gladiātor gladiātōrēs
genitive gladiātōris gladiātōrum
dative gladiātōrī gladiātōribus
accusative gladiātōrem gladiātōrēs
ablative gladiātōre gladiātōribus
vocative gladiātor gladiātōrēs

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References[edit]

  • gladiator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gladiator in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “gladiator”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • gladiator” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give a gladiatorial show: gladiatores dare
    • at the gladiatorial games: gladiatoribus (Att. 2. 19. 3)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gladiator m (definite singular gladiatoren, indefinite plural gladiatorer, definite plural gladiatorene)

  1. gladiator

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

gladiator m (definite singular gladiatoren, indefinite plural gladiatorar, definite plural gladiatorane)

  1. gladiator

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gladiator c

  1. gladiator; entertainer who engaged in mortal combat

Declension[edit]

Declension of gladiator 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gladiator gladiatorn gladiatorer gladiatorerna
Genitive gladiators gladiatorns gladiatorers gladiatorernas